Working prototype; Metal, plastics, electronics

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  • We acquired this object.

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2018

0406, Vibeat Tactile Audio Device, 2016

Two circular pods are attached to the table. Touch the pods with both hands to feel music as vibration. Vibeat was designed by Liron Gino, a graduate of Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel. These jewelry-like pieces are designed to be worn as a bracelet, brooch, or necklace. The device can be used while wearing a headset (i.e. listening and feeling simultaneously) or by itself, without hearing.

Liron Gino (Israel, born 1989); Courtesy of Liron Gino
  • Working prototype

    Metal, plastic, electronics

  • Appearance models

    These objects represent how the product will look and feel when manufactured. Two small, round, black disks fit in a lozenge-shaped carrying case. The bracelet and necklace each have a black cord and a silver-toned clasp. The pin attachment clips to the user's clothing.

    Metal, plastic

  • Video, 2:00 minutes

    Photography and editing: Alexandra Vakovleva; Soundtrack: Yaron Eigenstein

  • Zon Hearing Aid, 2008
  • injection-molded nylon, chromed metal, high-gloss metallic paint.
  • Gift of Starkey Laboratories, Inc..
  • 2011-5-1

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