A system that transfers sound directly to the head
Thanks to the technology presented by the Israeli start-up, the sound can be transmitted directly to the ears without the need for headphones or earplugs. Of the Sound Beamer 1.0As its creators put it, it creates an "acoustic bubble" around the listener's ears and nobody but the recipient hears any noise. That from New Systems The system developed by a start-up uses a sensor system to locate the position of the ears. Finding the target area allows tones to be sent that no one except the user can hear. Interestingly, the device tracks the position of the head while listening to make changes in the position of the ears so you can listen to music while you move. However, you must stay within range of the device's sensors.
How does this work?
SoundBeamer has a number of sensors that locate and track the position of your ears. Once the ear is located, the device sends sound through an ultrasound transmitter, creating "sound pockets" around the ear. These waves are generated by digital signal processing algorithms.
The sound can be in stereo or 3D surround sound be heard. The device also allows the sound to follow the listener as they move their head.
Associated Press journalists, whom the company made available for testing, described it as "straight out of a science fiction movie." The SoundBeamer emits a three-dimensional sound that feels like it is in the ears, at the same time in front of and behind you - they described their impressions. Journalists who watched nature films with the SoundBeamer also added that they actually felt like they were part of the scene they were watching.
A new era is coming
SoundBeamer has many practical uses. From allowing office workers to listen to music or have conference calls to the comfort of playing video games in a room while others are watching a movie. Noveto Systems says SoundBeamer will be the first consumer product to use this audio transmission technology. They also claim that this technology will change the way we perceive sound. But there are also some limitations. The device or its sensors must have a clear path to the listener's head, nothing must stand in their way, otherwise monitoring of the ear position may fail.