Exclusive interview for SPINOFF.COM with Koo Hyungjun, the creator of Ampathy, about the vibration speaker for the cultural communications of hearing impaired people
Ampathy is designed for people who have auditory disorders and are isolated from communications with others. Usually, they are excluded from social-cultural activities such as listening to music or watching a movie. They cannot hear sounds, but they are very sensitive to vibrations. This speaker substitutes sound into solid vibration and amplifies the listener's emotions with it. Ampathy can produce sound and vibration together, so deaf people can communicate culturally by enjoying music or movie together with their friends and families. Upper, lower register speakers of the product Ampathy and a vibration module are installed in the speaker for three-dimensional vibration experience and wireless rechargeable device is installed for easy battery recharge when the device is on the cradle. The surface is made of fabric material for soft sensation, and with the interaction which is inspired by the wave of water, the users can control the upper touch panel intuitionally.