There are more than 300 million people worldwide suffering from significant hearing loss, Q System has been designed to help them to feel the sounds that they are missing. Q is a wearable captioning device that displays text and graphed emotions, making it easier for hearing impaired people to communicate with others. The system consists of a band that can be worn on user’s hand, an array microphone clip worn on user’s clothing, a special app for smartphone or tablet, and a charging unit.
When someone talks to someone who’s wearing Q, voice is captured by the array microphone, transported to the band via Bluetooth, and then translated to text using voice recognition software. The OLED screen would display the text, user can activate 4 features using finger commands: transcript recording, emoticaptioning, touch speech, and bookmarking.
Designer : Daniela Cardona, Jeff Smith, Leah Demeter, and Emin Demirci
Transcript recording means that user can record a conversation or transcript, emotiocaptioning feature would display speaker’s volume, frequency, duration of sound, in one easy-to-read graph. The touch speech means that user can activate phonetic sounds, while bookmarking feature allows user to mark moment in the conversation for future reference. This device offers user more independence, allowing them to understand a more complete conversation with added emotion.
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