Working prototype; Metal, plastics, electronics

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0406, Vibeat Tactile Audio Device, 2016

Its medium is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrit3ghotte&.

Two circular pods are attached to the table. Touch the pods with both hands to feel music as vibration. Vibeat was designed by Liron Gino, a graduate of Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel. These jewelry-like pieces are designed to be worn as a bracelet, brooch, or necklace. The device can be used while wearing a headset (i.e. listening and feeling simultaneously) or by itself, without hearing.

Liron Gino (Israel, born 1989); Courtesy of Liron Gino
  • Working prototype

    Metal, plastic, electronics

  • Appearance models

    These objects represent how the product will look and feel when manufactured. Two small, round, black disks fit in a lozenge-shaped carrying case. The bracelet and necklace each have a black cord and a silver-toned clasp. The pin attachment clips to the user's clothing.

    Metal, plastic

  • Video, 2:00 minutes

    Photography and editing: Alexandra Vakovleva; Soundtrack: Yaron Eigenstein

  • Zon Hearing Aid
  • injection-molded nylon, chromed metal, high-gloss metallic paint.
  • Gift of Starkey Laboratories, Inc..
  • 2011-5-1

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