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Sound Screen

For people who are blind
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This is a sound screen for people who are blind. It could have every pixel be a separate little speaker or be a hole that can be opened or close to allow through a sound from an environment behind the screen. This would work if there were screens on all walls of a room so that stereo effects could be exploited. First application -- goal ball pong.
JesusHChrist, May 12 2015

Goalball http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalball
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       Maybe the best environment for this sound screen would be for it to be on a floor, so that many people could hear a sound coming from a dynamically changing location. The best application would be computerized goal ball where blind and blind folded players play with a sonified ball (link)
JesusHChrist, May 12 2015

       No luck finding a link so far, but a company made a panel of tiny speakers, 2cm or so each, awhile ago. I doubt if they were individually addressable though.
FlyingToaster, May 12 2015

       so as you watch a movie along with the soundtrack coming from the real speakers, there's also a constant low hiss from the wall?   

       I think a better application would be to have a small sound screen device that you lay your fingers on. With earphones on, you would hear the regular soundtrack, but with the fingers you would feel whats happening. - it could replace the afaik stupid, expensive, and mostly useless tactile devices.
pashute, May 14 2015

       I think holophonics or Quasonama would be far easier to implement, and wouldn't be as limited in size.
notexactly, Dec 19 2018


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