The Feel the Music competition, sponsored by the Deaf Performing Arts Network (D-PAN) and the College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, seeks solutions for a better way for the deaf and hearing-impaired population to appreciate music.
First Place, 2009
Team Thumping Threads
Specially designed vest that causes one's spine to tingle in response to sound waves.
ECE Team Member: Rishi Daftuar (EE/Performing Arts Technology)
Second Place, 2009
Team Muted Music
Electronic glove that provides vibrations in specific patterns based on the rhythmic pulse and musical pitch.
ECE Team Members: Ryan Garrone, Mike Huang and Steven Joseph (all EE undergraduates)