Umeå Institute of Design

WEBSITE

www.dh.umu.se

Waveband: Hearing through Haptics

Waveband is a wearable device that helps people born deaf or with severe hearing loss to enjoy easier interactions with people and their surroundings.

Its principle function is to help catch the attention of a person with severe hearing loss or deafness through vibrations, either by sending a signal between two devices or by activating a single device through relevant sounds such as the wearer’s name being called. The project was developed with three different groups of people representing the spectrum of hearing impairment.

Umeå Institute of Design

WEBSITE

www.dh.umu.se

Waveband: Hearing through Haptics

Waveband is a wearable device that helps people born deaf or with severe hearing loss to enjoy easier interactions with people and their surroundings.

Its principle function is to help catch the attention of a person with severe hearing loss or deafness through vibrations, either by sending a signal between two devices or by activating a single device through relevant sounds such as the wearer’s name being called. The project was developed with three different groups of people representing the spectrum of hearing impairment.

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