ERIC Number: ED025890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
Study of Man-Machine Communications Systems for the Handicapped. Interim Report.
Newly developed communications systems for exceptional children include Cybercom; CYBERTYPE; Cyberplace, a keyless keyboard; Cyberphone, a telephonic communication system for deaf and speech impaired persons; Cyberlamp, a visual display; Cyberview, a fiber optic bundle remote visual display; Cybersem, an interface for the blind, fingerless, and others with limited control; Cybertac, a tactile communications technique for the blind, utilizing palpable vibrations; Cyberbrailler, a system for simultaneous printing of braille and typed letters via Cybercode dual inputs; Cybergloves, transducer-fitted gloves, and HAIBRL, an unambiguous punctiform tactile communication system utilizing reference perforations. Three blind, five multiple impaired, two bilateral amputees, and two deaf subjects were tested on the new mechanisms using experimental instructional materials. The latter include Cybertype Exercise Series, a child's circus story guide, and language arts exercises. Initial results indicated that the systems were capable, reliable, and effective in assisting handicapped subjects to communicate. (Author/RP)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Braille, Case Records, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cybernetics, Electromechanical Technology, Equipment Evaluation, Exceptional Child Research, Input Output Devices, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Man Machine Systems, Multiple Disabilities, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Systems Development, Typewriting
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cybernetics Research Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.