Each time we spot a concept cellphone that addresses the needs of hearing or sight impaired people, we’re really impressed by the fact that not everyone is focused on high-end features, but also the disabilities of those less fortunate than us. Pratt student Suhyun Kim created the Visual Sound mobile
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We cover concept phones, but also all sorts of communication devices, like the very useful Speech Balloons concept design, that belongs to the famous Mac Funamizu. Remember the speech balloons (or speech bubbles) we saw in cartoons? Well, imagine you’re using a transparent device that displays such balloons next to
Pen-Cell is a concept phone that rather relies on utility than beauty, targeting the aging public. It’s a research project for the MIT AgeLab and you should know that the device was designed by Aaron Tang, from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pen-Cell is perfect for the hearing-impaired, as it shows visual hints
Deaf people need communication devices more than anyone and the means for keeping them in contact with their close ones are limited, but technological advancements have taken care of this issue, too. The DeafCommunicator portable device is the solution to these problems, relying on sign language and digital means of
LG Burst is a concept phone that incorporates a projector and comes with all the important features of touch phones. This handset can project images on flat surfaces, thanks to its side-mounted projectors and the needed software, that deforms the touch space display. The LG concept phone’s touchscreen is a
This has got to be one of the most useful ideas ever… having a phone that translates what other guy at the end of the line is saying. However, why would you speak on the phone to someone if you don’t his/her language? Back to the device, we’re dealing with
Designer Han-na Lee has had the brilliant idea of developing a concept communication device, that helps both the deaf and blind users communicate. Dubbed the Sign Voice Language Translator, this device helps a blind and deaf person interact, by acting as a translator and converting gestures to voice and audio