Theia

Motion transforming headset for visually impaired spectators

Personal / Industrial design

Industrial designer

Theia is a new language for motion, drawing on our ability to recreate visuals and understand physicality through multiple senses. With Theia, visually impaired fans imagine a new sport spectating experience that allows a visually impaired spectator to independently understand athletic performance through audiotactile stimuli. They would no longer need to rely on broadcast commentary or description from friends. Sounds activate the visual cortex, allowing people to visualize scenery through simple sound effects to complex melodies. Just as listening to a piece of music can evoke sensations, synesthesia conversion provokes imagination.