Synthetic Visual Sensations: Augmenting Spatial Awareness with tACS

A wearable system that elicits visual sensations using neural stimulation, allowing you to “see” behind yourself. The system maps the outputs of a distance sensor to an alternating current that stimulates the retina. We ran a human subject experiment with 12 people and found the system to increase people’s ability to spot objects behind them.

Synthetic Sensations, Brain-Computer Interface, Brain Stimulation, Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation, Cognitive Enhancement, Augmented Humans, Sensory Augmentation.


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Initiator and concept-creator, electronics engineering, conductor of experimental study, lead on write-up.