Tactical Audio

Converging sound and touch to accommodate the hearing impaired

Implications - The idea of tactical communication is not new, however technology has increased the possibilities in this area, providing exciting solutions for the hearing impaired and in some cases, new ways for everyone to enjoy a multisensory experience. This shows an interesting approach to technology based on the improvement of existing, natural elements -- like the human senses -- as opposed to the creation of new items.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 15,739 Total Clicks Dec 13 - Feb 16
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Wearable Bass Vests - The SubPac M2 Lets Users Enjoy Baritone Sound With Touch and No Hearing Damage
SCORE: 7.2
Hot 4,908 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 16
Wearable Bass Vests
The SubPac M2 Lets Users Enjoy Baritone Sound With Touch and No Hearing Damage
To allow consumers to safely listen to heavy baritone sound without damaging hearing, there is the SubPac M2 Wearable Bass System that lets wearers enjoy bass sound through touch rather than hearing.... [More]
Hearing-Assisting Mouthpieces - This Mouth Hearing Aid Transmits Words By Buzzing Users' Tongues
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 2,051 Clicks Pub: Jan 19, 15
Hearing-Assisting Mouthpieces
This Mouth Hearing Aid Transmits Words By Buzzing Users' Tongues
Researchers at Colorado State University are developing a mouth hearing aid that is effectively an electric retainer that transmits spoken words to users—by buzzing their tongue. The device is... [More]
Hand-Speak Translators - The Smart Sign Language Interpreter Bridges Gestures and Verbal Words
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 6,920 Clicks Pub: Dec 13, 13
Hand-Speak Translators
The Smart Sign Language Interpreter Bridges Gestures and Verbal Words
The development and use of sign language around the world has given the deaf great freedom of expression; however, without knowing the particular signals, a hearing individual will have difficulty... [More]
Foolproof Musical Instruments - 'Neo' is a Musical Synthesizer That Uses the Sense of Touch
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 1,073 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 15
Foolproof Musical Instruments
'Neo' is a Musical Synthesizer That Uses the Sense of Touch
Lola Gielen is a Dutch designer that felt frustrated by her lack of musical talent and so, created a musical synthesizer that still incorporated the idea of tactile manipulation. ‘Neo’... [More]
Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices - The 'BrainPort V100' Allows the Visually Impaired to See
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 283 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 15
Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices
The 'BrainPort V100' Allows the Visually Impaired to See
The ‘BrainPort V100’ is a new multi-sensory device that helps the visually impaired to see with their tongues. The new device is inspired by a similar tool that helps deaf people use... [More]
Extra-Sensory Vests - The 'Vest' is a Form of Wearable Technology for Those with Hearing Impairments
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 504 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 15
Extra-Sensory Vests
The 'Vest' is a Form of Wearable Technology for Those with Hearing Impairments
Neuroscientist David Eagleman has created a new wearable device that helps those with hearing impairments to understand sound. Unlike other sensory substitution systems such as braille and sign... [More]
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