May 16, 2019 | 3:38 pm

Project team: Revekka Kostoeva, Janaki Vivrekar, Zuojun Zheng

Members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HoH) community express unique and varied challenges to enjoying music, from songs with lyrics that are hard to understand to ambient music with a bass balance that is too low. Vibrato is an Android mobile application that augments the musical experience for D/HoH individuals. Through haptic vibration, customizable bass and volume levers, and on-screen visualization with lyrics, the app synthesizes the tactile, auditory, and visual components of musical experiences into one interface. This semester, the Vibrato team continued developing the Android app that they had created in the fall course COMPSCI 160 User Interface Design & Development, took steps to expand the musical experience beyond Android mobile technology, and worked on building a community of D/HoH individuals to help foster Vibrato’s growth!