Healthcare&WellnessNewsTechnology UW Researchers Develop Smartwatch App That Alerts Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing People To Nearby Sounds By Sam Draper - 29. October 2020 UW researchers have developed a smartwatch app for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to be aware of nearby sounds. The smartwatch will identify sounds the user is interested in and send the user a friendly buzz along with information about them. Image credit: Jain et al./ASSETS 2020 (University of Washington) A Smartwatch is a popular device that helps improve its wearer’s health. Now University of Washington researchers have developed a smartwatch app for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to […] To access this page, watch the live stream and videos on-demand, you must purchase the Free Subscription, Premium Subscription or Premium Subscription (6 months, special rate).