This Device Provides Tactile and Visual Translations for the Hearing Impaired

By: Mishal Omar - Oct 5, 2016
References: vimeo & core77
This tactile hearing aid is able to improve the lives of people with hearing impairments in a way that does not inconvenience their routines or way of life.

The aid comes in the form of a wearable device called the 'Q' system and wraps around the hand and wrist. It has four different settings -- a transcript recording, "emoticaptioning" where it displays the speaker's "volume, frequency and duration of sound in one graph," as well as touch speed which represents sounds in the form of hand compressions that the person might be missing and bookmarking -- which allows the user to save moments in conversations.

This tactile hearing aid is connected via an app and is able to offer both physical experiences and visual displays that make language interpretation and inflection much easier to comprehend for those who require it.