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H.I.A. Footwear

Hearing Impaired Assistive Footwear is designed to help aurally challenged young athletes communicate during team sports and physical education.

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Project Duration: Winter 2016 - Spring 2017

RESEARCH

DESIGN

Hearing Impaired Assistive (H.I.A.) Footwear

Equipped with vibration feedback for on-court spatial awareness.

“Pylon” Sensors

Paired with H.I.A Footwear for directional input from built-in microphones.

SYSTEM

TECHNOLOGY

PROOF OF CONCEPT

After replacing the LED light with a vibration motor on a sound-activated sensor kit, I was able to create a sound-activated vibration system. With a higher understanding of circuitry, this system could be reprogrammed to emit various vibration patterns.

PROCESS

BRANDING

Exploring logo placement possibilities for some of the top-tier brands in the athletic footwear industry.