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.
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Vibrating Musical Experiences - This Wearable Pod Lets Artists Play Songs as Vibrations on Your Skin
SCORE 9.4
This Quarter and V. Hot 1,138 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 17
Vibrating Musical Experiences
This Wearable Pod Lets Artists Play Songs as Vibrations on Your Skin
A student at the Royal College of Art wanted to create a more tangible way to represent the multi-sensory experience music provides by creating a wearable pod that vibrates melodies throughout your... [More]
Wearable Bass Vests - The SubPac M2 Lets Users Enjoy Baritone Sound With Touch and No Hearing Damage
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Warm 5,258 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]
Navigational Shoe Inserts - These Lechal Vibrating Navigation Shoes Insoles Offer Haptic Feedback
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This Year and Hot 1,425 Clicks Pub: Feb 13, 17
Navigational Shoe Inserts
These Lechal Vibrating Navigation Shoes Insoles Offer Haptic Feedback
The Lechal vibrating navigational shoes insoles are a new piece of equipment from the brand that will offer users the ability to find their way around a city or location without having to rely on... [More]
Foolproof Musical Instruments - 'Neo' is a Musical Synthesizer That Uses the Sense of Touch
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Average 1,113 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]
Vibrating Bass Backpacks - The 'Baserock' Hydration Backpacks Let You Feel the Music
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This Quarter and Warm 399 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 17
Vibrating Bass Backpacks
The 'Baserock' Hydration Backpacks Let You Feel the Music
The ‘Baserock’ hydration backpacks work to provide you with a way to stay hydrated while enjoying a music festival but also hide sophisticated technology within to make them ideal for... [More]
Inclusive Vibrating Amps - This Vibrating Speaker is for People With and Without Hearing Impairments
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This Quarter and Average 85 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 17
Inclusive Vibrating Amps
This Vibrating Speaker is for People With and Without Hearing Impairments
‘Ampathy’ are a set of vibrating speakers that are inclusive of people who have audio impairments. The speakers omit both sound and vibrations simultaneously, allowing the hearing... [More]
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