Smart vest creates entirely new human sense

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Humans have created numerous sensory substitution systems — such as braille and sign language — which translate the language of one sense into another. But a new haptic device, created by neuroscientist David Eagleman, takes this process further than ever, by using wearable tech, transducers and a smartphone to create an altogether new sense. The VEST — Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer — is a wearable designed to help those with hearing impairments understand sound by converting the noise of the world around them into vibrations that they can physically feel on their chest and back. Rather than limiting itself to spoken…

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