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Galleries // 2022 Spark:Fall/Winter Student // The Sound of Length

The Sound of Length


Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Yupeng Jiang
Design Type: Concept, Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Hubei University of Technology
Team Members: Yupeng Jiang, Changjun Li & Xincan Li

For people with visual impairments, ordinary tape measures cannot be used because the scale on the ruler cannot be seen. "The Sound of Length" can convey the information of length to the user through the melody of the music. Its working principle is similar to the music box, replacing the traditional scales with small holes, and the holes in different positions in the process of pulling out the tape measure will drive the dial wheel to dial the comb to emit different tones, and the ten tones form a melody loop continuously. Users can get measure length based on the melody they hear when using the tape measure. "The Sound of Length" converts the visual information on the traditional tape measure into auditory information, which is convenient for visually impaired people to use while the beautiful melody makes the process of use more relaxed and enjoyable.