You would think that with all of the advances in technology, we would have more devices like the Acoustic Poetry around. This profoundly interactive tool is made specifically for the hearing impaired. It essentially describes sounds that they can't hear from themselves in a beautiful, poetic manner.
Created by Interaction designer Michail Vanis, the Acoustic Poetry device works quite simply. It captures sound samples from the immediate area and sends the audio files to a human interpreter. That same interpreter then uses the clip to create a stunning description of the soundscape, sending the text back to the device.
The Acoustic Poetry device enriches the experience of the hearing impaired's environment, creating a more exploratory and emotional interaction with it that helps spark conversation.
The Acoustic Poetry Device Enriches Hearing-Impaired Lives
Meghan Young — May 22, 2011 — Lifestyle