BATBAND Ear-Free Headset Works Via Bone Conduction
An interesting project presented by Studio Banana Things wants to create ear-free headphones. Batband is a headset that works on bone conduction technology to free your ears to the sounds around you while still listening to music or having a phone conversation.
The Batband works by emitting sound waves at certain frequencies that are conducted through the bones of the skull and can only be perceived by your “private” inner ear, therefore freeing your “social” outer ear to other sounds. The headset consists of an arc which has three transducers. These components are responsible for emitting the sound waves that are conducted through the bones.