Sharing the audio or going solo, the concept would allow the hearing impaired to feel the music
The concept places special vibrating membranes in contact with the wearer, which expand and contract as music is played through the collar
Controls at the front take care of playback
It is proposed to make the collar expandable to suit users of all sizes
Bass sounds sit at the rear, mids atop each shoulder and highs towards the front
Frederik Podzuweit has designed a collar that contains resonating membranes to allow the hard of hearing to feel the music
There are times when not being able to hear the wailing caterwaul that sometimes passes for music would be a distinct bonus. On the whole, though, the hearing impaired have it rough where music is concerned. A German designer has proposed incorporating a membrane into a special collar which resonates when music is played through it, allowing people with hearing difficulties to really get down and feel the funk.
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