The SoundShirt brings media to life in a truly immersive way: a shirt that allows deaf and hearing audience members to experience music and AR enhanced by touch (haptic) sensations. During a live or virtual performance the wearer physically experiences each musical passage, different instruments corresponding to locations on the garment; for example the violin along the arms. It brings media to life to be felt physically, live, in-realtime, on the body in a tactile language unique to each piece of music being performed, opening new and diverse ways of creating immersion in music, gaming, and experiences for all audiences.


The Soundshirt features 30 micro-actuators embedded in the fabric of the garment, these actuators receive wirelessly and in real-time the music/sound, transformed in data, that is captured on stage while the orchestra is playing or during a videogame play. In this way the violins can be felt on the arms and the drums on the back creating a fully immersive feeling for a deaf audience member, and the steps of a Titan can be felt in all their power while playing a video game.

The entire soundscape comes to life as a language composed of a series of haptic (touch-like) sensations across the torso of the person wearing the shirt.