Sometimes I come across products and ideas that help make the world better in ways that might not have been imagined. The Vibering by designers Kwang-seok Jeong, Min-hee Kim and Hyun-joong Kim is one such creation.
People who are hard of hearing or deaf miss out not only on the sweet sound of music or the sound of a loved ones voice, they also cannot register more important sounds like car horns or any other sounds of danger emanating from out of sight sources.
Vibering is a path breaking concept in the life of everyone who is hearing impaired.
According to Yanko Design, "Vibering" is an ingenious way to help the deaf, by fashionably housing a sound detection and identification system to be worn as a pair of rings and a wristwatch. The 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. 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."
The following pictures explain the concept:
A ‘silent' round of applause to the designer trio...this truly is a great innovation.
Via: Yanko Design