Wearable tech’s been around for a few years. You could argue that the calculator watch that helped thousands of kids cheat in maths exams in the 80s was one of the first. But smart phones, google glass and smart watches have all raised the bar substantially.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman has recently revealed his VEST – that is his Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer – that helps people with hearing impairments by converting soundwaves into vibrations around their back and chest. Essentially it’s a new sensory language that your body can learn through a T-shirt.
The vest connects up to the wearer’s smartphone mic via Bluetooth and reacts to both spoken word and ambient noise. Just make sure you take the batteries out before you pop it in the wash.
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