Music For Deaf People Headphones Produce "Sound" Through Synesthesia

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A concept from designer Frederik Podzuweit could deliver music to the deaf using synesthesia, aka perceiving one of the five senses, like hearing, via a different sense, like touch. Or, as the Beach Boys might call it, Good Vibrations.

The device is draped over the neck and shoulders, like a collar, and delivers bass, mid and treble to the skin. There are "volume" controls for vibration intensity.


As CrunchGear notes, even audiophiles who are able to hear might want to try this out, should it ever see the light of day. I'm inclined to agree. [Music for Deaf People via CrunchGear]