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]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

Vollebak Blood Salt & Dirt Camo Tees

Vollebak Blood Salt & Dirt Camo Tees

McLaren to Build 720S LT

McLaren to Build 720S LT

Subaru WRX STI Bobsled Run on Video

Subaru WRX STI Bobsled Run on Video

Awesome Vintage Photo of Hamill, Fisher, and Ford

Awesome Vintage Photo of Hamill, Fisher, and Ford

Matrix 4 Reboot Gets Fan-made Trailer

Matrix 4 Reboot Gets Fan-made Trailer

Advertisement