Picture of artificial head, fitted with microphones, on a moving platform

Acoustic Cues for Wayfinding

It has long been known that good blind travelers use a variety of obvious and unobvious auditory cues to help them navigate, and we know that they include echolocation and sound shadows. This project is an attempt to gain more detailed information about the acoustic nature of the information they find so useful.


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    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

    The Center's research goal is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge and practical, cost-effective devices to better understand and address the real-world problems of blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind consumers

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Project Members

Al Lotze Deborah Gilden Helen J. Simon John Brabyn