Scientists Try to Let the Blind 'See' FishBy Bluestein, Greg; USA Today Online,
Publication Date: December 17, 2008
News article describes an “audio aquarium,” a technological invention that was designed to let blind people experience sea life. Created by scientists at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology, the audio aquarium uses a camera equipped with recognition software that tracks objects based on their shape and color. The software then links each movement to different instruments that change in pitch and tempo as the fish patrol the tank. Fish that move toward the surface have a higher pitch, and the faster they move, the faster the tempo of the music. The scientists hope to install their invention in aquariums and zoos across the nation, starting with the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest fish tank.
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