"wearable technology to allow deaf individuals to "feel speech" through vibrating motors." #readingToday
Together with graduate student Scott Novich and the Baylor College of Medicine's Laboratory for Perception and Action, Eagleman has developed the VEST device (Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer). This wearable technology has been designed to allow deaf individuals to "feel speech" through an array of vibrating motors arranged on their back. After extensive training, patients have been able to understand words sent to the vest via a microphone and encoded as a sequence of vibrations.