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There’s a VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

There's a #VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

  • And if you’re one of the roughly 360 million people suffering from hearing loss globally, a lot of the coolest tech isn’t equipped to accommodate you.
  • But one company is working to make the next big thing — virtual reality — accessible for the hearing impaired.
  • The European company in question, Greta & Starks, specializes in developing tech for hearing or vision impaired persons.
  • Here’s how Next Reality explains the device, which is still in pre-production:

    While many other startups continue to work towards aiding the hearing impaired through software and hardware both, Starts AR represents the first crack that I have seen any company take towards pairing the limitless world of VR with tech to aid those with heading impairment.

  • Greta & Starks has previously made apps, so the hardware they’re planning will be a step in a new direction for the company.

Greta & Starks specializes in developing tech for hearing or vision impaired persons. Their new deaf-friendly VR headset is called “Starts AR.”

@RickKing16: There’s a #VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird.

But tech developments don’t help everyone. If you have impaired eyesight, you likely weren’t thrilled with 3D film and cutting edge CGI. If you have mobility problems, Disneyland’s latest attraction isn’t that useful. And if you’re one of the roughly 360 million people suffering from hearing loss globally, a lot of the coolest tech isn’t equipped to accommodate you. But one company is working to make the next big thing — virtual reality — accessible for the hearing impaired.

The European company in question, Greta & Starks, specializes in developing tech for hearing or vision impaired persons. Their new deaf-friendly VR headset is called “Starts AR.”

Here’s how Next Reality explains the device, which is still in pre-production:

While many other startups continue to work towards aiding the hearing impaired through software and hardware both, Starts AR represents the first crack that I have seen any company take towards pairing the limitless world of VR with tech to aid those with heading impairment. The organization is planning a crowdfunding campaign — due to launch Sept. 6 — in order to fund the creation of the device. Greta & Starks has previously made apps, so the hardware they’re planning will be a step in a new direction for the company.

It’s certainly a welcome one: As our world develops into the tech future we’ve hoped for, we won’t want to leave those with any disabilities in the dust.

There’s a VR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

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