Smart SEEDiA Urban solar benches were recently presented in Piła, Greater Poland. This time, in addition to the possibility of rest or recharging mobile devices, innovative amenities for improving the comfort of the hearing impaired were introduced. The benches were installed on the Campus of the Stanisław Staszic State University as a response to the project “Development of the campus space of the Stanisław Staszic State University in Piła” and positively impacted the general look of the Campus.
SEEDiA is constantly developing new products to meet expectations of various groups of recipients. We perfectly understand the relationship between the way people function and how they participate in society, therefore we developed a unique on a global scale sound system for use by people with hearing aids which is a hearing loop installed in our solar benches. This allows people with reduced ranges of hearing to communicate with a bench and get the necessary information. A person with a hearing impairment can play audio or connect their device via Bluetooth. We are the first company on the smart city market which introduced the induction loop to the benches.
The benches are properly marked with pictograms and provide information about the induction loop in the bench. To use the loop, people with hearing aids need to switch their devices from M to T mode. Additionally, we built in an audio module with a Bluetooth speaker that can be used by everyone near the bench.
Thanks to the installed photovoltaic panels, SEEDiA smart benches reduce CO2 emissions to the environment, educate people on renewable energy sources, optimize costs (it is not necessary to make expensive electrical connections) and allow you to rest. Installing solar benches near universities or dormitories allow students and university staff to charge their mobile devices outdoors during breaks between classes.