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Ive heard recently that companies have created headphones that transmit sound through the bones in your skull, instead of your ear canal.
Idea: create a helmet/ skull cap with several transducers spaced throughout. different spots will take different ammounts of time to reach each ear, creating a sense
of space. i.e. a sound could be simulated as if it were coming from above and to the right, instead of just left right or center.
|if i remember correctly, this technology
was developed by the same guy who
built the speakers used to scare off
pirates, and it was used by astronauts
during the original moon landing.
|this off topic dive into history has been
|what kind of sound quality can they get
from those headphone [bleh]? it has to
be pretty good for me to submit to
something that sounds akin to having
your teeth drilled rhythmically. it
probably wouldn't be too bad as just
right left, but you cover my head in
these, and i'll want to know what your
grudge with me is.
|with 2 transducers per spot, one for bass and one for treble, decent sound quality could be achieved, although they wouldlikely have to be pressed fairly hard on your noggin. could be applied to bike helmets and other places where there is already a constrictive device secured to the head.