A new high-tech jacket uses sensors to allow deaf people to feel music. The “Sound Shirt” was created by London-based fashion company CuteCircuit and uses 16 sensors embedded in the fabric to let wearers experience music through sensations on their arms and back.
Francesca Rosella, co-founder and chief creative officer at CuteCircuit, explains there are no wires inside, it only uses smart fabrics - a combination of microelectronics and very thin and flexible conductive fabrics - so the Sound Shirt is soft and flexible. The wearable technology isn’t cheap, the shirts are expected to sell for just over $3,600, but for someone who can’t hear, that may be a small price to pay to be able to enjoy music.
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