Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 265–270

A wearable tactile sensory aid for profoundly deaf children

  • Frank A. Saunders
  • William A. Hill
  • Barbara Franklin
Articles

Abstract

A field evaluation was conducted in a classroom for profoundly deaf children, to determine the effects upon speech production of experience with a tactile sensory aid. The aid displays sound frequencies as touch patterns on a belt worn around the abdomen.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank A. Saunders
    • 1
  • William A. Hill
    • 1
  • Barbara Franklin
    • 1
  1. 1.Smith-Kettlewell InstituteSan Francisco

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