IE “science of touch” Wachs/Duerstock research featured in New Scientist
The New Scientist article "Blind people 'see' microscope images using touch-feedback device" begins:
How do you study a blood cell if you can’t see it? You feel it, using a device that translates scientific data into tactile information.
“We want to help people that are blind or visually impaired and studying science,” says Ting Zhang at Purdue University in Indiana. [The two labs have co-developed] a system that uses a haptic device – an interface that gives you feedback you can touch or physically feel – to let people interpret visual information using their hands.