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A prototype vibrating vest which could change the way deaf people understand speech by creating a new route to the brain, has been developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

The device works on the concept of sensory substitution – finding alternative ways for one sense to be experienced by another – and is fitted with a series of mobile phone motors which vibrate in specific patterns depending on what is being heard.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: December 3rd, 2015

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1) Roll out off new tech like this often spreads through gamification.  What is gamification, and how might it be used with this sensory substitution shirt?

2) What are other applications of a sensory substitution shirt like this?

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