Monitor breaks the insulation
Using Monitor, people with severe hearing loss or deafblindness become more aware of their environment. Monitor consists of a microphone, a vibrator and software that converts sound to vibrations. The microphone captures sounds that creates vibrations in a capsule that is placed on the skin, for example on the wrist. Monitor allows the skin to “hear” with the help of vibrations.
Monitor breaks the sense of isolation that many people with deafblindness experience. They become more present and involved in the reality where people speak and move, doors open, cars run and children play.
Thanks to the advanced signal processing, the sound is translated from different events to specific vibration patterns. This allows the deafblind to learn to recognize many different events over time, even perceiving single words. By moving the hand, you can get directional information.