Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired
Speech balloons in comic books show very well how the characters speak. If we could instantly visualize how people speak, wouldn’t it be nice for the hearing-impaired? It means they can SEE our voices.
Stressed words are rendered larger than those spoken less loudly.
Arrows of the balloons show from where it’s spoken (of course).
A scream is shown in a balloon with jags.
Imitation sounds are also rendered, but with other colors than spoken words.
When spoken to from out of the screen, it shows the words with the direction the voice is from.
A pair of glasses with the same functions could replace the device if we could figure out a good way not to block visual information.
Also visit the other series of this gadget.
Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”
Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″
See also the iPhone version of this concept.
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