This High-Tech Hair Clip Lets the Deaf Feel Sounds Through Their Hair

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 6, 2016
References: & newatlas
You wouldn't normally put the terms 'Fujitsu' and 'hair clip' in the same sentence considering the fact that the venerable Japanese company is best known for its computing and telecommunications solutions, but the company has gone ahead and developed a high-tech hair clip that is designed to transmit different features of sound to users living with hearing impairments.

Dubbed the 'Ontenna', this high-tech hair clip is equipped with a simple microphone and amplifier mechanism that allows it to convert sounds into 256 different degrees of light and vibration, thereby allowing deaf people to experience a wide array of sounds.

The current version of the Ontenna is designed to function in the home and in quiet environments, as crowded areas produce too much noise. However, the beta version of this product is already an exceptionally noteworthy innovation and something that could change deaf peoples' daily lives.