Fashion firm CuteCircuit creates shirt for deaf people to feel music

by Fashion | 10-10-2019 | 397 views

Fashion company CuteCircuit has created a shirt called Sound Shirt, which allows deaf people to feel the music through sensations. It's embedded with 16 sensors through which, the wearers will be able to feel the "heavier notes in lower parts of the torso" and the "lighter notes around the neck area". The shirt is expected to cost over $3,673 (₹2,61,094).
 
Twin sisters Hermon and Heroda Berhane love dancing but can’t hear the music because they’re both deaf, so the invention of a jacket with sensors that enables them to feel the different sounds has transformed their nights out in London clubs.

The Sound Shirt, created by London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, has 16 sensors embedded in its fabric, so wearers can feel violins on their arms, for example, while drums beat on their backs.

“Inside the shirt - that by the way is completely textiles, there are no wires inside, so we’re only using smart fabrics - we have a combination of microelectronics ... very thin and flexible, and conductive fabrics,” Francesca Rosella, co-founder and chief creative officer of CuteCircuit said.

“All these little electronic motors are connected with these conductive fabrics so that the garment is soft and stretchable.”

“I think it could definitely change our lives,” she said.

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