The Vibering by designers Kwang-seok Jeong, Min-hee Kim and Hyun-joong Kim is a very ingenious sound detection and identification system to help the deaf and hard of hearing capture the sounds around them and ward off any impending danger lurking in their surroundings. The Vibering system comes in the form of a wrist watch and a pair of rings which have to be worn on both hands. The rings are designed to act as the person's ears as they â€œlistenâ€ for sounds coming from behind the individual. The wristwatch identifies the sound captured by the rings and presents the information to the wearer in an easy to read display.
â€œThe rings are to be worn on both hands and are the ears that not only listen for sounds emanating from behind, they also determine distance, position and vibrate according to source," says Yanko Design. "The wristwatch aspect, identifies the sound wave and present this info to the wearer in an easy to read display. The watch is programmed to listen for certain key phrases from humans like 'Excuse Me.., your name being called and any number of car noises including the most important one, a car's horn. This device concept could not just be a major life enhancer for the deaf, it would most certainly save lives."
This is a wonderful devise.
Here's another interesting use for vibrating bracelets:
Vibrating Bracelets for the Deaf
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