Wireless Wrist Device to Alert the Deaf of Sounds and Events in Their Environment
Department of Education
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Advanced Medical Electronics
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN, 55369
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AbstractThis project develops a wireless system to alert individuals who are deaf to critical soundsand events in their environment. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developingtechnology, improving the ability of a person who is deaf to function more naturally in a work orschool environment. The system uses a consumer product called a Bluetooth wristwatch, which isessentially a wireless wrist-worn computer interface and display. The Bluetooth watch serves as ahands-free universal interface to a network of sensors providing data about the surrounding environmentand as a convenient interface for text messaging.
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