A vibrant walkman for the hearing-impaired

May 27, 2015 · 2 min read

Exciting news!

Marian, our kid with the Apples from hipwerk is presenting his startup at Pioneers Festival Vienna.

He and his co-founder Bogdan have a really cool hardware product called Sensewave that helps people with hearing defficiencies to feel the music.

Here’s how they describe the product themselves:

70 million. That’s the official number of hearing-defficient people in the world. 70 million people that might have never heard music, or are not able to anymore. We want to give these people a new sensation, by playing music on their skin.

Projects like these need all the support they can get as they can have a meaningful impact on other people’s lives. If you know people with hearing deficits please make sure to pass on the link as they might be interested.

The very first version of the prototype looked like this:

If you want to support the idea make sure to check out the website and sign up for the newsletter.

Marian, make us proud at Pioneers!

Originally published at blog.hipwerk.com on May 27, 2015.


we <code> startups

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store