STEM-designed Assistive Technology
Now you can tell I’m in the cell because it’s making noise I can feel resistance as i get to the edges of things. There’s a little dot right in the middle here that’s vibrating quite a bit. This device will give you forced feedback. We have the sound, the vibration and the haptic. So integrating all this information together, we can produce more rich graphical information and we deliver more information to people who cannot see. The red blood cell has a darker peripheral area.>>Okay. and a lighter central area. There are many areas in science, engineering, and technology where the end user needs to visualize a bunch of different graphics and this has the advantage that you could do that more instantly.>>This is the real time system. We use those image processing algorithms. We detect the boundaries of objects. We have the color darkness detected automatically. So it’s kind of an automated process to convert everything on the image into different senses. That’s the exciting and important part of a lot of these research projects, is to try to make it possible for a student to come to an institution like Purdue, go into a field that’s very technical and be able to be successful in that field.