In 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”
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?”
Disclosure: 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”
Throughout 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.
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?”
Buzz is a wearable wristband that allows people to sense sound through their skin. Using technology conceived in neuroscientist David Eagleman’s laboratory, Buzz offers a non-invasive option for people looking to experience sound in a new way. This includes deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, musicians, app developers, and others who want to create unique sensory experiences.
You go about the world with an extremely limited experience of reality. Not just you, but everyone you know.
Evolution gave us several senses to build our perception of the world. But the truth is, there is so much more out there for us to explore.
Fortunately, brain science tells us that we can create and learn new sensory experiences…