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High-tech jacket allows deaf people to feel the music

High-tech jacket allows deaf people to feel the music

9.10.2019

High-tech jacket allows deaf people to feel the music

LONDON: Twin sisters Hermon and Heroda Berhane love dancing but can't hear the music because they're both deaf, so the invention of a jacket with ...

The"Sound Shirt", created by London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, has 16 sensors embedded in its fabric, so wearers can feel violins on their arms, for example, while drums beat on their backs.

The Berhane twins, who lost their hearing at a young age, say modelling the shirts has given them a brand new experience.

"Inside the shirt - that by the way is completely textiles, there are no wires inside, so we're only using smart fabrics - we have a combination of microelectronics ... very thin and flexible, and conductive fabrics," she said.

"All these little electronic motors are connected with these conductive fabrics so that the garment is soft and stretchable."

Read more: CNA

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