Imagine having the capacity to change the sound of songs as you please anytime you want to without the use of computers or software. Now imagine you can do so just by moving your head. Like phones with accelerometers that change the screen’s orientation when you want to, these headphones change music based on the way you move your head.
Showcased during the NYU ITP Winter 2008 show, grad student Lee-Sean Huang stuck an accelerometer at the top of a pair of headphones and uses the programming platform Max/MSP to read the data feed from the accelerometer. All it takes to change the sound of a song is to move (or bang, if you want more extreme effects) your head around. As Gizmodo says, “think of it as more of a crossfader that works not just in one dimension (left and right) but in 3D space, blending various elements of a track in real time.”Tags: accelerometer, accelerometer heaphones, earphones, Headphones, headset, prototype