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Hearables - a snap shot

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
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Simon Carlile 

Simon Carlile

Starkey Hearing Research Centre

2110 Shattuck Ave #408 Berkeley CA 94704 USA

School of Medical Sciences

University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia




Hearables – a snap shot

Light and sound dominate our world. The consumer electronics industry has invested hugely in visual displays such as HDTV: 2D and 3D and now head mounted displays. Audio has enjoyed less investment but low energy Bluetooth and inexpensive DSP have enabled a wide range of reasonable quality, untethered audio devices that can travel with you or live in your ears. Another major area of development are the so-called smart technologies in the home, the car and wearable tech that can sense and even react to the environment. Activity and fitness trackers are the most visible of the wearable technologies, although they are yet to demonstrate lasting traction in the market. More interesting developments are at the intersections of these technologies such as AV displays for virtual and augmented reality and more recently, so-called hearables – headphones with benefits.  Read more.....

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