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Old 17-01-2014, 08:51   #16
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Re: Deafness

Hmmm! Anyone from Simrad, Garmin or Raymarine out there lurking? How about a Bluetooth vibration alarm wrist band that can be coupled with any of the remote alarm functions already installed in our electronics packages? Bilge level, AIS or radar target inside a pre-set radius, drifting at anchor, Ninja alert, carbon monoxide alarm, fire alarm, the list just screams out "marketing opportunity"!
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Old 17-01-2014, 09:06   #17
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Re: Deafness

Market... I've though about that too and for dead people probably not much of a market. Now, would it be applicable to hearing folks to have a vibrating alarm for proximity, etc? I think so.

To wake up in the morning I use a product called "lark". It's actually marketed to hearing people and has been very successful. I've had it for a couple of years and love it. I've thought about how great it would be to adapt it to sailing instruments. On occasion I also use a vibrating watch to wake me. Again works well as it doesn't wake up the "wench" too..
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