June 29th, 2010 . By Nupur Sinha in Concepts and Designs .
What if you fail to hear the signal? You could still see them. And after all, seeing is believing. Isn’t it. You looked at your wrist to know the time. All thanks to the clock in your mobile and computer screen you don’t even need to do this. But for the deaf this wrist band conceptual design will prove to be a blessing.
Konstantin Datz, designed this product concept to get an entry to FHP Potsdam for the industrial design course. The accessory alerts deaf people in danger and helps them view a pictorial depiction of the noise. The wristband doesn’t work alone; it is complemented by a micro device which can be worn on the belt. The Micro device records sound, interprets it and sends a pictorial message, which can be viewed on the screen of the wrist watch. The watch even vibrates in case of danger. Datz, has also given out a blue print as an illustration of his concept.
I must say that the designer is not only talented but also very thoughtful. His designs are meant to cater to the less privileged people in our society. One of his earlier designs is the Braille Rubik’s Cube, where he replaced the colored panels with white surface stamped with the name of the color in braille.
Till few years back, we thought that the wrist bands were synonymous with watches. But that’s not the case anymore. When you read up about the Nokia fashionable bluetooth device, smartphone bracelet device and samsung proxima mobile phone concept, your perception would surely change.