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Musical Fish
Researchers Develop Audio Aquarium for the Blind

By: Michael Plishka (Talented) Dec 21, 08

We are all mesmerized by the movements of fish. Their smooth, dashing, whimsical movements have been delighting people for thousands of years.

Yet, for those who are blind, they never get to experience what it’s like to see glints and flashes of colors as fish move through their watery environment.

Now, thanks to the research of scientists at Georgia Tech, blind people are able to experience aquariums through music.

Various sounds are assigned to different fish in an aquarium. They are tracked by cameras and as they dive, speed up, slow down, or rise, these movements translate into changes in pitch and velocity.

A video is available here.

Source: usatoday

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