Vincent Lévesque

Display of Virtual Braille Dots by Lateral Skin Deformation: Feasibility Study

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Most of this research was done under contract with VisuAide Inc., Longueuil, Québec, Canada. The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their contribution to the clarity and completeness of this paper. This project was mostly done under contract with VisuAide inc (Longueuil, Canada). The authors wish to thank Pierre Hamel and Jean-Michel Gagnon of VisuAide Inc. for management and technical support respectively, and the subjects who participated in the study. Others aspects of this project are supported by the E. (Ben) & Mary Hochhausen Fund for Research in Adaptive Technology For Blind and Visually Impaired Persons. Other contributions from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB), and the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR) are gratefully acknowledged. Vincent Lévesque would like to thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) for postgraduate fellowships. Jérôme Pasquero would like to thank FQRNT for a postgraduate fellowship. Vincent Hayward would like to thank NSERC for an operating grant.