• Wearable glasses enable the deaf to “see” sounds!


  • People suffering from hearing-disabilities have a tough time getting around every day, particularly in crowded urban environments wherein pedestrians need to keep a ear open for honking cars approaching. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon have recently come up with an ideal concept that could literally enable the deaf “see” sounds. Using a pair of glasses with LEDs that detect sounds and flash accordingly, alerting the wearer in regards to sounds of different ranges around, the concept currently uses a large backpack that sports its computing system, requiring the user to lug this around. some impractical unless the processor is reduced and downsized, this technology seem s promising enough to make life simpler for the deaf and could do very well indeed, if Google doesn’t snub it by bringing up patent issues (Google Project Glass) that is.

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    Topics: Gadgets Tags: on September 10, 2012
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