Development of a Tactile Music Delivery System

Student: Yash Shukla 

Type of Project: Basic, Tech

Institutions Affiliated: University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Sean Maw

Background: Music therapy has some evidence of being effective for treating some mental health conditions. This therapy would clearly not work for people who are hearing impaired, which is where this project comes in.

Impact: This project is proposing the development of a device to transform music into a tactile (to do with touch) representation for the brain to experience. For deaf people, this presents an opportunity to return/give them the experience of music, with all of its therapeutic effects. If successful, this device could be used in a number of different research and therapeutic settings.