Vibes (2015)

For young children with hearing loss, learning is difficult and their social development is often at risk. This physical impairment causes changes in their social behavior, and they may be deemed “socially awkward” from a simple task as to setting down an object. It is hard for them to sense the sound distinction to know if an object was set down in a polite manner or was it disruptive to those around. Vibes consists of a wearable wrist band which vibrates and emits light if the loudness of the sound around it is beyond a certain threshold, thus educating them on proper object placement.

Dhruv Jain, Brendon Chiu & Chris Schmandt