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BW Dance

Bringing deafness and music together

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Chris Barrett
Hunter
@chrisbarrett · Founder, PRserve.com, TheRapTest.com
BW Dance App converts music into vibrations and flashing lights giving deaf and hard of hearing people a chance to experience music.
Vitaliy Potapchuk
Maker
@potapchuk_v · Co-Founder of BeWarned
Thanks @chrisbarrett for hunting us! Hey guys! I am a deaf developer and my immediate circles are also deaf (including my wife). I built BW Dance app to bring the “feeling" of the rhythm through vibrations and flashing lights into our silent world. Our deaf community has a lot of limitations and with this app one of those limitations can be defeated. If you know someone who is deaf or hard of hearing please pass our app along to them. I’d love to answer any questions you may have. Best wishes, Vitaliy & the BW Team
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
It makes me sad that so many people can't and never will experience the joy and "magic" of music. 💕 that this project exists. Reminds me of Ava, an app that helps the hearing impaired converse.
Vitaliy Potapchuk
Maker
@potapchuk_v · Co-Founder of BeWarned
@rrhoover Thank you very much, Ryan! This is indeed a very important topic for a lot of people. This is just the first of many products for our deaf and hard of hearing community that we will be building. Our app is absolutely free! Keep an eye on us, there is more to come soon!
JB Rubinovitz@rubinovitz
This is super cool. I've been experimenting with sonification (turning information into audio) as a data "visualization" tool for the blind and others to see if it would help them understand data better this year, and I love how well you executed conveying audio data through other senses. This is quite a feat! Are you interested in taking a similar approach for any other audio data? The most boring example is time series data, but for a more fun one, I use captions for movies and TV a lot, but can hear, and hate how they will simply caption with the title of a song when a song that really adds to the feeling of the moment plays. Anyway, I am sorry to ramble, really interested in this project and how your team decides to proceed.
Vitaliy Potapchuk
Maker
@potapchuk_v · Co-Founder of BeWarned
@rubinovitz Thank you so much for your input! Your idea sounds quite interesting and it would make sense for us to discuss it further. Please contact me directly via Facebook or our webpage and we will move forward with this discussion.
Dima Pilipenko@dimpiax · Software engineer
Great idea, great apps. Good luck!
Vitaliy Potapchuk
Maker
@potapchuk_v · Co-Founder of BeWarned
@dimpiax Thanks! Your support means a lot for us :)
Anton Skyba@antonskyba · Co-founder at Moggie
Very cool app! I really like the idea.
Vitaliy Potapchuk
Maker
@potapchuk_v · Co-Founder of BeWarned
@antonskyba Thank you!!!