Good vibrations: how vibrating devices can help wearers understand speech

Haptic device

Ever agreed wildly with someone at a party because you couldn’t hear what they were saying? What if a vibrating device could help you understand their speech?

A project headed by Language Sciences members investigated how vibration against skin might help people understand speech in noisy environments. Co-investigator and Cognitive Systems alumnus David Marino (BA 2016) explains how such a device could be of benefit to workers and hard of hearing populations – and just whether vibrators strapped to our necks is a future possibility.

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