Deaf news: Glasses invented to let deaf people ‘see’ sounds

Posted on September 7, 2012

In the latest technological glasses-based invention aimed at deaf people, NDTV Gadgets have reported that Korean scientists have invented glasses allowing deaf people to ‘see’ sounds that hearing people would usually hear.

The glasses were developed at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and aim to give deaf people an idea of sound that could help them to be safer in everyday life. They give users an idea of where sounds are coming from using LEDs embedded inside the frame, and only alert users to sounds higher than a “threshold level.”

Currently the prototype requires a laptop to be carried around that processes the signal, but the final product will be much lighter and more compact.

The only question is, would anyone use it? Tell us below…

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