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These Eyeglasses Could Help You 'See' Sound

September 29, 2017

A new eyewear design seeks to help the hard of hearing by representing sound visually.

 

The concept borrows from the world of video games, particular those of the shooter variety, Mashable reports. The idea is that when sound is coming from a particular direction, a light will flash from that direction in your field of vision. (In video games, you often see such lights when an enemy is shooting at you.)

 

Students at the Singapore University of Technology and Design have created an accessory called Peri to accomplish this. It clips onto your glasses.

The invention won the James Dyson Award for engineering design for Singapore, and now it's headed for the international competition.

 

Future iterations of the device may be smaller and "better at picking out sound alerts in noisy environments," Mashable reports.

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