New software that turns WiFi signals into audible sounds

New software that turns WiFi signals into audible sounds
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A freelance science writer in the UK, who has been slowly going deaf since his 20s, has developed a new software to turn local WiFi signals into audible sounds.

A freelance science writer in the UK, who has been slowly going deaf since his 20s, has developed a new software to turn local WiFi signals into audible sounds.

Frank Swain from north London worked with sound artist Daniel Jones to create a software hack, called Phantom Terrains, which works with smartphones and hearing aids. The system uses the smartphones's WiFi sensors to analyse data from nearby fields.

The data is then decoded and turned into sound patterns that are wirelessly transmitted to Swain's customised hearing aids.

A freelance science writer in the UK, who has been slowly going deaf since his 20s, has developed a new software to turn local WiFi signals into audible sounds.

Frank Swain from north London worked with sound artist Daniel Jones to create a software hack, called Phantom Terrains, which works with smartphones and hearing aids. The system uses the smartphones's WiFi sensors to analyse data from nearby fields.

The data is then decoded and turned into sound patterns that are wirelessly transmitted to Swain's customised hearing aids.

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