We have already covered some unique aids in the blog, but the new gadget by Danish designer Mads Sukhdev Hindhede is possibly the most advanced and stylish in form as well as function. Entitled the “Visual Hearing Aid,” the device concept as depicted by its name combines the function of both the visual and hearing aid to display what other people are saying via two projectors to the user. Capturing the sound through two microphones to filter the speech, the device uses speech to text translation software on embedded controllers to display the speech as text via two projectors. Powered by a Li-ion battery, the Visual Hearing Aid also integrates noise-filtering software from hearing aids and video projection software from HMD technology, while the software can be updated via micro USB.
Finding a safe parking space in urban environment has become a major problem especially for commuters using personal modes of commutation. Providing a solution, designer Giulio Parini, in collaboration with Alberto Bellotti, has created a bike rack named the “Belkis” that other than parking your bikes safely also becomes a convenient seating for passersby. Made in tubular steel, 6cm in diameter, the multifunctional unit is just ideal for public space such gardens marketplaces and so on.
Via: Giulio Parini
Sunbath lying on a sandy beach is a possibly the most common and popular activity to spend a weekend in coastal areas. And if you have a music system alongside to enjoy your favorite tracks and a lounger to lie in comfort, you cannot ask for anything else. The “hi-Sun” is an innovative accessory that combining a beach towel with a speaker system allows an entertaining beach vacation. Compatible with iPhone, iPod or any other player that has a 3.5mm universal jack, the hi-Sun runs on Li-ion battery, rechargeable through an integrated USB port, to produce surround sound. Woven in cotton (100 %) to ensure utmost comfort, the hi-Sun measures 80 x 180 m and available in black, red, blue and pink colors. In addition, you can remove the speakers so you could wash the towel with your normal clothes. Moreover, the towel folds into a compact backpack for easy storage as well as transportation.
Via: Bem Legaus