Accession Number : AD0488472

Title :   COMMUNICATION WITHOUT CONVENTIONAL (ELECTRO-MECHANICAL) ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 65-29 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : SANTA RITA TECHNOLOGY INC MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lucas,Robert L. ; Stewart,John L.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : To each speech sound, there is a discrete tactile sensation occurring in the head and mouth. A tactile communication system was developed in which synthesized low data-rate electrical signals were transmitted and remotely decoded by a senser (human) through a special pressure/vibratory transducer held in the hand. The decoded signals were recognized as being similar to mouth and head pressure and vibratory sensations which accompany speech. Such speech-analogs are known to all, but little if any attention is generally paid to them. The signal decoding rapidly becomes automatic as the senser becomes increasingly aware of his physical sensations during his own speech performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUDITORY PERCEPTION, *SPEECH TRANSMISSION), (*MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ELEMENTS, *CYBERNETICS), (*VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, PERCEPTION), HEAD(ANATOMY), MOUTH, CODING, VIBRATION, PRESSURE, DECODING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, AUDITORY SIGNALS, INSECTS, NERVE CELLS, HUMANS

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE