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Brief Published: 9 Aug 2011

Texture of Sound


London Royal College of Art graduate Yan Lu explores whether you can “feel” sound through your other senses to improve the independence of hearing-impaired people by describing one sense as another.

The Texture of Sound is a necklace that translates sound from certain directions into vibrations from the same direction, allowing hearing-impaired people to feel the sound of their surroundings. The vibration pattern changes according to the sound’s frequency and strength to help users orientate potential dangers outside their scope of vision.

Learn more about artist and designers whoes practices use technology to extend the human body’s abilities to sense in Augmenting the Senses.

Yan Lu