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Smart wristwatch alerts the hard of hearing to sounds around them

South Korea-based Moneual has created the SCS1000 wristwatch, which could help those who are hard of hearing become more aware of their surroundings.


We’ve already written about Watch2Pay‘s wearable payment device, and there are rumors currently suggesting that Apple is potentially developing its own smart watch. South Korea-based Moneual, meanwhile, has created the SCS1000 wristwatch, which could help those who are hard of hearing become more aware of their surroundings by providing alerts.

Showcased at the 2013 CES recently, the Smart Care System device is able to identify different noises being made in the vicinity of the wearer. When it detects a sound that needs to be responded to – whether a car horn, doorbell, oven timer or crying baby – the watch vibrates and displays a message on the screen. The device could help make the lives of the deaf easier, while also helping them remain safe in potentially dangerous situations. Indeed, it also features an emergency function, which sends out a request to relevant services. The video below from DeafTechNews (presented in sign language) shows the SCS1000 in action:

The company has built a prototype that runs on the Android 4 operating system, although no information about when it will be available or how much it will cost has been released. How else can wearable technology play a part in daily life?


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About Adam Bernstein

Adam Bernstein is the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Milwaukee's premier hearing healthcare facility. As the owner of The Hearing Professionals, Mr. Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry. He began his career in 1995 at GN Danavox, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers in the world. After leaving Danavox, Mr. Bernstein opened two hearing healthcare offices in Chicago, IL. In 2001 he moved to Milwaukee, WI and opened The Hearing Professionals. In 2008 he added a second Wisconsin office in the town of Brookfield. Today The Hearing Professionals is the largest private audiology practice in SE Wisconsin. Mr. Bernstein has written numerous articles on hearing healthcare which has appeared in newspapers throughout the country and has been interviewed by news programs regarding advances in the hearing industry. Mr. Bernstein a member of Unitron’s Customer Advisory Board and a graduate of The University of Minnesota. You can email him at and you can visit The Hearing Professionals at

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