Despite the classification of music as a principally aural medium, the Music Echo reminds you that you don't need to have the gift of hearing to appreciate rhythm.
This clever gadget was designed by Jennifer Crossley of the University of Dundee in Scotland to offer the hearing impaired the opportunity to experience beat in a more hands-on way -- literally. The Music Echo personal music player transmits tunes in two ways: through a set of headphones and, more ingeniously, through a string of vibrating beads. A deaf listener can hold the Music Echo cord between his fingers or tuck it into his pocket to receive a translation of the song or instrumental track through varied patterns of pulsations.
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