Paulina Bradūnaitė

Žaltys – tactilic music player

“Žaltys” – a music player that operates based on bone conduction. The device can be used by both hearing and hearing-impaired people. Inaudible music frequencies are transmitted to the wearer through vibrations. The whole object is flexible, adaptive, and does not restrict movements. The stereotypes make it hard for people with hearing impairments to find employment or to study at universities. This object strikes the stereotype into its most vulnerable place – if people with hearing impairments are able to enjoy music, why shouldn’t they be able to do other things? The aesthetics of the product are based on Baltic futurism and demonstrates that Lithuanian culture can also exist in the future context.