Echolocation Headphones

echolocation headphones

Interface: Echolocation Headphones. 10/12
Echolocation Headphones is a project that studies new applications for parametric sound technologies. This study emphasizes on augmentation of the auditory sense by enhancing our current ability of processing omnidirectional sound by providing a focal point to audition, similar to a visual focal point. Currently, human echolocation is being explored by the blind who have reached an increased understanding of sound and spatial relationships. In other species echolocation is facilitated by different evolutionary traits that differ from the current human senses. These headphones provide the opportunity for focal audition similar to a focal point in vision, depicting a more detailed spatial image of the parameters of the space surrounding the subject.

Parts Links:
+TriState Parametric Speaker Kit Info
+Kit Manual
+Kit Purchase Akizukidenshi
+12v Lipo Battery
+Welding Goggles
+DIY Vacuum Former: Make Magazine
+DIY Vacuum Former: uiproductions

Echolocation Functionality

ultrasound to vision

ultrasound to vision
Echolocation Headphones back view