This new technology allows deaf people to experience live music


A new piece of groundbreaking technology aims to give people with deafness the ability to experience live music in a new way.

The technology, made in collaboration between Avnet and Not Impossible Labs, demonstrated in Las Vegas during the Life is Beautiful Festival. Members of the Deaf community were invited, along with hearing concertgoers, to wear specially designed lightweight vests with wrist and ankle bands while a band performed on stage.

The kit worn by the concertgoers utilises sophisticated vibration technology in order to create an immersive sensory experience. The vibrations target different parts of the body to create distinct sensations on the skin in order to emulate each instrument being played.
The Music: Not Impossible technology is wireless and creates zero-latency vibrations in perfect synchronization with the music. The levels of vibration are adjustable, meaning that each wearer can alter their experience to their comfort. Read the full article