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Ampathy / Speaker(product)

Ampathy
Ampathy

The vibration speaker for the cultural communications of hearing impaired people.

People who have auditory disorders were isolated from communications with others. They were excluded from social cultural activities such as listening to music or watching a movie. They can't hear sounds, but they are very sensitive to vibrations.

It is a vibration speaker both for deaf people and common people. Ampathy is a compound word for 'AMPlifier' and 'emPATHY'. The 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.

University

Kookmin University

Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea

Hyungjun KOO,
Kookmin University

Hyunsu PARK,
Kookmin University

Taekwon YEON,
Hanseo University

Heejin YOUN,
Hanyang University