K06 : A Novel Innovation to Aid People with Deafness via Haptic Feedback Relative to Surroundings

Students Jeffrey Klinck
School HDSB - Oakville Trafalgar High School - Oakville
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 10
Group Group 10 - Engineering and Computing IV
Abstract The purpose of this project is to aid deaf individuals by creating a system that provides haptic feedback in correlation to their surroundings. The system uses microphones to monitor the surroundings behind the user, within a range of 180°. The sound detected by the microphones are communicated to the user via vibrating motors attached to a t-shirt worn by the user. The system provides the user with an opportunity for increased independence and improved situational awareness with no invasive technology required.