- Dealing with hearing loss: Resources and community supportDealing with hearing loss can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. Causes and treatments are as unique as the individual, and finding hearing loss resources can be a frustrating journey. Luckily, there are many support groups and information for people in similar situations. Check out our list of resources to learn more and find aContinue reading “Dealing with hearing loss: Resources and community support”
- Neosensory Buzz changes lives in ChinaNeosensory Buzz helps people all over the world expand their senses — no matter their age, location or reason to use Buzz. Karen X Wang shares with us how Buzz is helping kids who can’t afford expensive hearing aids or cochlear implants in Beijing, China. In a suburb of Beijing, China, over a hundred deafContinue reading “Neosensory Buzz changes lives in China”
- Audiologist Dr. Kevin Liebe joins as Scientific AdvisorDr. Liebe To Offer Expert Guidance on How Neosensory’s Technology Can Best Serve Those Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Neosensory, a neuroscience-based company that empowers people with new senses, today announced that Dr. Kevin Liebe, AuD, has joined the company as a scientific advisor. His appointment bolsters Neosensory’s focus on the continued developmentContinue reading “Audiologist Dr. Kevin Liebe joins as Scientific Advisor”
- September is Deaf Awareness MonthSeptember is Deaf Awareness Month and there are so many ways you can celebrate and support. Learning more about the rich Deaf culture, people, and issues can be the first step in promoting understanding, acceptance, and equal rights.
- How masks affect communication during COVID-19In the time of COVID-19, masks have become the new normal in much of the world. Although they help prevent the spread of the virus, masks can make communication difficult for those who rely on facial expressions, visual cues, or lipreading. Reduced communication with masks Speaking through a mask can muffle sound by as muchContinue reading “How masks affect communication during COVID-19”
- How do I get better at interpreting Neosensory Buzz?You’ve bought Neosensory Buzz and you want to make certain you get the most out of it. You put it on and felt sounds as patterns of vibration on your wrist. You knocked on the door and felt the vibration on your skin. You clapped your hands, rang your doorbell, said some things out loud.Continue reading “How do I get better at interpreting Neosensory Buzz?”
- The surreal experience of sensing the world around meDisclosure: I am one of the Customer Support Representatives at Neosensory and I had the opportunity to test Buzz before I joined the company. My experiences and opinions are my own. I am a third generation Deaf, currently with severe-profound hearing loss. That means I am not a stranger to the various assistive technologies thatContinue reading “The surreal experience of sensing the world around me”
- Understanding speech after hearing loss from bacterial meningitisThroughout the majority of my life, I had full hearing in both ears. After becoming deaf, I’ve found that I am even better at my work doing fascial bodywork on horses. I’m less distracted by sounds around me. That said, I was excited to discover Neosensory Buzz. I have really benefited from the awareness I now have of the sounds around me, especially speech and daily noises around the house and while driving.
- How do you Buzz?Buzz is the first wearable wristband to translate sound into touch. By turning noise into vibrational patterns felt on the skin, Buzz can increase your awareness of the world around you and offer a new sensory experience. While Buzz is designed for anyone interested in a new sensory experience, we’ve received an overwhelming response fromContinue reading “How do you Buzz?”
- The Neosensory “Built for Buzz” programAt Neosensory, we envision a new world where everyone has access to new and useful sensory perceptions. We are finally entering an era where technology is enabling us to produce non-invasive wearable devices that are able to do this. Buzz is our first baby step down this unfathomably immense path. We can’t do this allContinue reading “The Neosensory “Built for Buzz” program”
- Expand your senses: Neosensory’s 2nd developer contestAfter an incredible response from our first Neosensory developer competition in which we received unbelievably creative submissions from the world over, we knew that we had to do this again. This time we are collaborating with our friends over at Edge Impulse and hosting the competition on hackster.io. We are delighted to announce our secondContinue reading “Expand your senses: Neosensory’s 2nd developer contest”
- Developers: Get started expanding your perceptionSensory substitution and addition are exciting frontiers. With our open API and optional SDKs available for Arduino, Android, and iOS, there is a huge range of ways that you can start expanding your senses. With our API you can send and encode any data stream to your Buzz via any Bluetooth Low Energy-capable device. TheContinue reading “Developers: Get started expanding your perception”
- Buzzing emotions: how Buzz can be used to help people with autism interpret emotionChloe and Shannon are finalists from our first Neosensory developer contest. We are delighted to host the following guest write-up from them about their extraordinary submission! When I first saw a demo for Neosensory’s vest prototype back in 2018, my mind was mystified about the seemingly endless possibilities for data to feed into the hapticContinue reading “Buzzing emotions: how Buzz can be used to help people with autism interpret emotion”
- Results are in! Neosensory Developer Contest WinnerWe recently launched our first ever developer contest. We were excited to see what projects the growing Neosensory developer community had in mind since the launch of our open API and SDKs. But given all of the craziness going on in the world, we weren’t sure what to expect. Developer project entries To our pleasantContinue reading “Results are in! Neosensory Developer Contest Winner”
- Temperature sensing wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDKIn the 1987 movie Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character fights an alien enemy in a dark, foggy rainforest. He is stumped when no amount of camouflage hides him and his comrades from this mysterious foe. They realize all too late the Predator has thermal vision and can track humans by sensing their body temperature. Thermal visionContinue reading “Temperature sensing wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK”
- Hack your senses – Neosensory’s first developer contestHave you been itching to hack your senses? Here’s your chance. Win a Neosensory Buzz plus a $1,000 grand prize while you’re at it! From July 16th through September 10th, we are running a 2-stage contest. In stage one, you can submit ideas for cool apps you’d like to build with a Neosensory Buzz. Smellotouch?Continue reading “Hack your senses – Neosensory’s first developer contest”
- Sensing satellites with Neosensory BuzzIt’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s a satellite When you look up at the sky during the daytime, it seems sparse. Sure, there are clouds, maybe a plane or helicopter every now and then – but there are actually many more human-made objects whizzing above your head then you might realize. In orbitContinue reading “Sensing satellites with Neosensory Buzz”
- Developers: What you need to know to create new senses with Neosensory BuzzNeosensory Buzz offers a great opportunity for developers to build new sensory experiences. You can use a number of different platforms to send data to the Buzz wristband (check out our SDKs for Android or Arduino). If you’ve seen our TED Talk, you’ve seen examples of feeding data streams to the brain from Twitter, the stock market, drones, and so on. In the following years, we’ve built examples using infrared light, virtual reality, lidar, and many more.
- Invisible light wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDKWant to expand your senses so you can detect invisible light – such as infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths? Here’s your chance. Develop a sensory expansion device using the Neosensory Buzz vibratory wristband and the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK. Sensory substitution and expansion A sensory substitution device passes information from one sense through a different, atypicalContinue reading “Invisible light wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK”
- Neosensory SDK for AndroidAnd now, aspiring perception hackers can build apps using the Neosensory Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android. Create a new sensory expanding application by sending your own custom data streams to Buzz (our wristband that converts sound from the environment to patterns of vibration on the wrist) from an Android smartphone.
- Neosensory SDK for Android example projectWhile Android™ has a slightly steeper learning curve than working in Arduino, once you have the basics down, the Neosensory SDK for Android is a breeze to work with. It opens up an infinitely deep world of possibilities without the need for additional hardware.