This Smart Vest Lets the Deaf 'Hear' With their Skin


Publication Title
SingularityHub
Publication Date
October 9 2016
Creators/Contributors
Dr. David Eagleman (creator)
Scott Novich (creator)
Rice University (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
This article adresses the work of Stanford neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman as he attempts to push sensory substitution into the field of hearing. With graduate student Scott Novich and students at Rice University, his team developed a VEST — Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer V— that, true to its name, a deaf person wears to “feel” speech.

The article's tagline is: "What if, instead of trying to replace a lost sense, we could redirect it to another sense? What if, instead of listening, we could understand the auditory world by feeling it on our skin? And what if, using the same principles, we could add another channel to our sensory perception and broaden our reality?"
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Abdomen, Waist
Marketing Keywords
Bluetooth, BrainPort

How to cite this entry
Dr. David Eagleman, Scott Novich. (October 9 2016). "This Smart Vest Lets the Deaf 'Hear' With their Skin". SingularityHub. Shelly Fan, SingularityHub. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/1881