Sven P. Heinrich
Sven P. Heinrich received the B.Sc. degree in physical sciences from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 1994, and the Diplom-Physiker degree and the doctoral degree in physics from the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, in 1997 and 2003, respectively. He held various positions at the Universities of Freiburg, Tübingen, and Bremen in Germany, and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Currently he is Privatdozent at the University of Freiburg, where he is also head of the Section for Functional Vision Research at the Eye Center. His research focuses on the assessment of perceptual performance.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesTwo-Tactor Vibrotactile Navigation Information for the Blind: Directional Resolution and Intuitive Interpretation
Lacking vision, blind people have to exploit other senses for navigation. Using the tactile rather than the auditory sense avoids masking important environmental information. Directional information is particularly important and traditionally conveyed through an array of tactors, each coding one... Read more
Posted on 16 MAR 2017