SONIC is an assistive footwear technology designed to help aurally challenged young athletes communicate during team sports and physical education.
Project Duration: Winter 2016 - Spring 2017
Hearing impaired assistive footwear equipped with vibration feedback for on-court spatial awareness.
Paired with footwear for directional input from built-in microphones.
SYSTEM & TECH
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.