29 Feb '16, 8am

Singapore designers create lights for the deaf and rings for the blind: A new portable "ear" sets off differen...

"We've interviewed a lot of deaf people -- one of the most important things they wanted to know is if someone's knocking on the door," says Kian Peen, the co-founder of Embodied Sensing. There are number of products on the market to alert the hard of hearing to the doorbell -- either by a very loud sound, lights or vibrations. But the team behind StickEar say the advantage of their device is that it's portable, and doesn't require potentially costly installation. "When they travel, when they go to a hotel or even to their workplace, these sort of systems haven't been installed. So this is something portable that they can bring around with them," says Peen. The StickEar sends signals to sensors that the company calls "lumies." "You can deploy multiple lumies in the house, one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, one in the bedroom, and whenever the sensor gets triggered it ...

Full article: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/16/asia/singapore-stickear...

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