Emoti-Chair Enables First Ever Concert for the Deaf
The first ever concert for the deaf will take place in Toronto at Clifton’s Tavern on March 5th. Enabling this unusual event is the Emoti-Chair, an invention from Ryerson University’s Centre of Learning Technology and the Science of Music, Auditory Research and Technology Lab. This chair acts as a kind of beat translator which transfers sound frequencies into different types of physical actions which can be felt by the body such as motion, vibration and blasts of air to the face. Captioning, interpreters and music visualizations will round out the efforts to map sound into other sensing modalities.