Many reading these words can hear. Many can’t. For those of you who are hearing, suppose you went to a concert, but you couldn’t hear the music. What would you experience? What if you were standing right next to a wall of speaker? What if you were in a bouncing crowd of friends? And what if you had a sound-responsive haptic suit? Here’s more from Unit9:
We created a haptic suit experience that translates music and crowd energy into vibrations that can be felt by the deaf community live at the festival in real-time, using wearable technology from Music: Not Impossible and Vodafone’s 5G network.
With 24 sensors on the suit, vibrations could be felt across the torso, shoulders, wrists and ankles for the ultimate full body experience, with adaptable vibration levels allowing fans to tailor the strength according to their level of deafness. The beats from each separate instrument on stage, along with the vocalist, were transmitted to their own dedicated sensors to enable users to feel every single layer of music as it happened.
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