Smartwatch app alerts d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing users to different sounds


Photo: Display of the smartwatch app with a notification about a car honk; Copyright: Jain et al./ASSETS 2020

University of Washington researchers have developed a smartwatch app for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to be aware of nearby sounds. The smartwatch will identify sounds the user is interested in and send the user a friendly buzz along with information about them.