Perception of Coded Information Via Peripheral Vision
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
This article describes a technique which allows simultaneous perception of a normal scene and results displayed by an automatic device without impacting the use of central vision for normal activities. This technique is based on the use of light sources mounted on the peripheral portion of a spectacle lens. There are situations where it is useful or necessary to receive visual information (for example, results produced by a computer) without being forced to look away from a scene one observes. Although speech synthesis could be used in many cases, the use of vision may prove more efficient because it may be much faster if only information from a discrete set of possible results is expected. Also, it leaves the auditory channel free for other communication.