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The Ripple by Jackson McConnell Helps the Hearing-Impaired "Feel the Beat"

By: Michael Hines - Published: Jun 3, 2010 • References: coroflot and tuvie
The Ripple by Jackson McConnell may one day revolutionize how deaf people enjoy music. The Ripple is designed to let the deaf and hearing-impaired 'feel' musical beats. I can already feel the beat building.

While its fluctuating needles manifest sound waves, the Ripple by Jackson McConnell works by emitting multi-toned vibrations. Therefore, as you feel the vibrated emissions, you can also see it physically represented on an oscilloscope. With music being a huge part of my life, I hope that the Ripple is one day developed so the hearing impaired can also experience the joy music brings.