Shirt with sensors creates vibrations so deaf people can experience the sound of music

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A new wearable transforms the sound of music into a feeling.

Called Sound Shirt, this garment is embedded with 16 sensors that send sensations throughout the body that coincide with the music being played to create a fully immersive feeling for a deaf audience member.

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The high-tech shirt connects to a computer system that picks up the audio from microphones placed at various points around a stage - enabling those without hearing to enjoy concerts, symphonies and even musicals.

The Sound Shirt was developed by CuteCircuit, a London-based firm, which has designed flashy outfits for Katy Perry to wear during concerts.

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'Just by looking at the reactions of the deaf members of the audience in the video we can see how their expression becomes enchanted and joyful, this tactile full immersion in music is something that truly allows the experience of a live concert to be finally shared by everyone.'

The Sound Shirt is connected to a computer system that picks up the audio from microphones placed at various points around the stage.

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The wearable is fitted with 16 micro-actuators placed throughout that receive wirelessly and in real-time music, which is then transformed into data.

'We mapped intuitively how we thought the music would map to the body,' CuteCircuit CEO Ryan Genz told Fortune.

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'The deeper, heavier bass notes [activate the actuators] down in lower parts of torso, and the lighter sections,...
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