How To Turn Your Ear Lobe Into a Speaker

by | Posted October 1st, 2013


Next time someone sticks a finger into your ear, don’t worry it may not be a wet willy. The Verge introduces Disney Research’s latest concoction Ishin-Den-Shin, which is the “Japanese expression for communicating through an unspoken mutual understanding, the technology turns an audio message into an inaudible signal that is relayed by the human body.” In layman’s terms, transmitting sound through your body. Not much is required; all it takes is a voice-activated microphone, a computer, and a thin wire to experience the Disney magic. Pretty cool! Read more about transmitting sound through touch.