Two students at Rochester Institute of Technology, Patrick Seypura and Alec Satterly, who have hearing issues, are gearing for connected homes with a smartphone-based alarm clock app, to distribute via Cenify, their company.
This video shows how the app and phone might work in the home context:
A wireless version of the app-managed clock is in progress. Vibrating alarm clock options exist but app based and wearable technology solutions will be the first to link with smart home products as these reach the market.
Source: RIT students develop alarm clock for deaf people