Device that translates sound waves into vibrations
Fujitsu, a Japanese company, has developed a small device that can be worn in the hair and translates sound into vibrations.
The device is called Ontenna and the technology is very simple. It is a mike connected to an amplifier, which is connected to a motor.
The device can help the deaf understand more about the world around them. It is more useful in a quiet place as it does not indicate the difference between sounds.
So if the user is sitting at their home and the doorbell rings, the device will vibrate to the doorbell ring.
Or if someone is toasting bread and the bread pops out of the toaster, the noise will be noticed.
There is also a version of the device that can be worn like a earring.
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