The soundshirt is a haptic wearable device that allows deaf users to feel music on their skin.
Designed by fashion tech company cute circuit, the sound shirt brings music to life using a series of haptic sensors that are built into the material. There are no wires at all - instead the conductive pathways within the garment are composed of woven conductive textiles that are seamlessly integrated into the garment.
‘In this way the violins can be felt on the arms and the drums on the back creating a fully immersive feeling for a deaf audience member,’ explains cute circuit. ‘essentially the entire composition comes to life as a language composed of a series of haptic (touch-like) sensations across the torso of the person wearing the shirt.’
Currently only available to orchestras and museums, the shirt will be available for consumer purchase at a price upwards of A$5,600. Do you think you can get this included in your NDIS plan? Think GOALS!