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Sonic 1.0

Sonic is an assistive technology 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

Sonic 1.0

Hearing impaired assistive footwear equipped with vibration feedback for on-court spatial awareness for .

Sonic “Pylon” Sensors

Paired with 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.

What’s next for wearable assistive technology?