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Peter Meijer (The vOICe)
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Developer of The vOICe sensory substitution system for the blind.
Developer of The vOICe sensory substitution system for the blind.

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(The Guardian) The vOICe: the soundscape headsets that allow blind people to 'see' the world http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/07/voice-soundscape-headsets-allow-blind-see with +Michael Proulx Nice coverage!
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(YouTube, Russian) Как работает система суррогатного зрения (звуковое зрение)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TJfbpd2dFQ #The_vOICe vision - технология звукового зрения
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Pranav Lal, blind user of The vOICe, will speak at #TEDxSayajigunj 2018 on June 10.
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VISION-800 smart glasses for running The vOICe for Android seeing-with-sound app for the blind, now only $179 including shipping, on eBay https://www.seeingwithsound.com/android-glasses.htm #blind #a11y, #BionicEye, #artificialvision, #sensorysubstitution
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Better than Yanny vs Laurel

If you haven't been hiding under a rock for the last few days, you'll have listened to the latest variant on the blue-and-black/white-and-gold dress debate, which is whether a certain word, which you get to listen to, is "Yanny" or "Laurel". I'm almost exclusively a Laurel person myself: a couple of times I heard Yanny, but most of the time I can only hear Laurel, however hard I try.

One explanation offered for the Yanny/Laurel phenomenon is that it depends which frequencies you hear -- Laurel is more at the lower frequencies and Yanny at the higher ones. I found that in my family, where I am the oldest by a certain distance, I was the only one hearing Laurel, which made me worry that I'm starting to lose my upper-frequency hearing. But the phenomenon in the video below is harder to explain. Do you hear "Brainstorm" or "Green Needle"? The weird thing is that it's entirely up to you. If you decide it's going to be Brainstorm, then that's what it is, and likewise for Green Needle. Pretty disconcerting.
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(Nature, paywall) Restoring vision https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0076-4 "One approach that has brought the highest recorded 'visual' acuity for any vision rehabilitation strategy applied to vision-impaired patients is visual-to-auditory sensory substitution" w/ #The_vOICe
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Added a warning about the fragile nose piece of the VISION-800 smart glasses: there's a hard plastic pin inside the soft rubber part, so do not push the glasses down on your nose http://www.seeingwithsound.com/android-glasses.htm
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Google rejected my request to remove the following review of The vOICe for Android: "Fools ,find better job and do,fools" by Joycelina Collince https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vOICe.vOICe&reviewId=gp%3AAOqpTOHCQMPHpy7ZBVN9VIUCrZDMeEdQ9uQiosVIV3mXjclzZF-n4OJryclmVFdBXgBdfUir-8uRKenEaQU4Y_k
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