X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Flutter is a Dress that Doubles as a Hearing Aid

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

Not that hearing aids are unsightly, but some people who use them actually find how they look pretty annoying. But it’s better to have them than not be able to hear what people are saying around you, right?

FlutterBut if you’re looking for a sleeker, sexier alternative, then Flutter might just be the thing for you. It’s a fusion of fashion and robotics, as the garment was designed to allow those who have trouble hearing to “feel” the sounds around them.

There’s actually a complicated framework of wires and microphones under the dress that detect where the emitted sounds are coming from.

Flutter

The ‘leaflets’, which are the leafy things on the dress, then flutter to give the wearer a sense of where the sound is coming from. So while it might not be a substitute for hearing aids, it’s a pretty enough start.

It’s only for the ladies, though, but maybe designer Halley Profita might have to come up with something for the gents the next time around.

[via Yanko Design]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Steve Claridge says:

    That’s pretty cool! I guess this is aimed more at people who are either totally deaf or have such a severe hearing loss that hearing aids will not work for them. I think it is people at the worst end of hearing loss who “feel” sounds rather than hear them.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Harp Metal Hodor Forgives Bran LEGO Domino Machine No Small Parts: The Ponceman 95octane logo
2017 Ford Raptor Price Guide Leaked Smart fortwo Rewinds Time with Landau Roof Option Morgan EV3 Selfridges Edition 2017 Nissan Juke May Lose Some of the Quirk mightymega logo
SDCC Trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie Reveals Robin Propel Star Wars Battle Quads Quadcopters American Gods Teaser Mezco Toyz 2016 SDCC One:12 Collective Sneak Peek
Advertisement