Products that enhance social interaction

Products that enhance social interaction

For this project I was interested in working with deaf people. I visited Eetlokaal LT many times, a restaurant in Amsterdam where only deaf people are working. I realized that one of the problems they encounter daily is that they cannot draw each other’s attention from a distance without looking at each other. A belt was designed which helped them to communicate with each other. Using small vibrating motors they could ‘call’ each other from a distance, and even communicate through the belt by using their own codes.