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Hearing Impaired Eyewear Attachments

The 'Peri' Eyeglasses Accessory Translates Noise into Light

— September 21, 2017 — Tech
'Peri' is an eyeglasses accessory that translates audio cues into visual ones, helping those with audio impairments navigate the world more seamlessly.

The design, which was created by students at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, is a simple accessory that can be clipped onto any standard pair of eyeglasses. The device, which was inspired by "shoot-em-up" video games, will display a subtle flashing light at the corner of the frame should it detect noise. This means that an individual will be alerted if a friend is attempting to get their attention as they walk down the street.

The clip-on element of this device ensures for an unobtrusive aid, that helps keep costs low for the user.
Trend Themes
1. Audio-to-visual Translation - Developing technologies that convert audio cues into visual signals, providing assistance to people with hearing impairments.
2. Integrated Eyewear Accessories - Creating versatile and attachable accessories for eyewear that enhance functionality and address specific needs.
3. Personalized Assistive Devices - Designing customizable aids that can be easily attached to existing products, catering to individual requirements.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare & Assistive Technology - Exploring the potential of assistive technologies and wearables to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
2. Consumer Electronics - Incorporating innovative accessories into mainstream consumer electronics, expanding their functionality and accessibility.
3. Fashion & Eyewear - Integrating technology and functionality into eyeglasses and related accessories to provide enhanced user experiences.
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