The accessories detect sounds and translate them into shape changes, light patterns and vibrations. Wearing the accessories, the deaf persons can perceive sounds through the body. Quietude addresses a number of needs of people with hearing impairment, from functional needs like ambient awareness, to hedonic needs like aesthetics.
Quietude aims at balancing the tension between a functional approach to disability with an ethical and aesthetic exploration of technologies supporting disabilities.
2018 – 2021
European Union’s Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation program – Agreement N.732098
Glitch Factory, T4all
In collaboration with University of Southern Denmark and Siena Art Institute