Israeli Company Wants To Play Music Inside Your Head With Directed Sound Technology Without Headphones

 

by Aaron Kesel

A new technology called “sound beaming” developed by Noveto Systems allows listeners to hear music or sound without wearing headphones.

All that is needed is a simple device which tracks the ear and sends it audio using ultrasonic waves, creating personal listening experiences inside of a sound bubble, Times Of Israel reported.

The technology allows listeners to listen to music, play a game, or watch a movie without disturbing anyone else. That being said, unless you are within the distance of the device you won’t be able to hear sounds.

“You don’t believe it because it sounds like a speaker, but no one else can hear it… it’s supporting you and you’re in the middle of everything. It’s happening around you,” Product Manager Ayana Wallwater said.

In other words, the lack of headphones means it’s possible to hear other sounds in the room clearly.

The technology uses a 3-D model which locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets around the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates 360-degree sound around the listener, the company said in a statement to the Associated Press which reviewed the device.

Although the technology is being heralded as “new,” it’s anything but new; Noveto is simply the first to launch the technology in a consumer sense and their SoundBeamer 1.0 desktop device will be the first branded product. However, the technology before being called “sound beaming” is known as “microwave hearing,” which is documented with a former unclassified document from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command received via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request back in 2006 entitled “Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons.”

The document is dated 1998, more than 20 years ago. One of the main topics regards the effects of “radio frequency directed energy.” The document discusses the “incapacitating effect” of “microwave hearing:”

There is no sound propagated through the air like normal sound. This technology in its crudest form could be used to distract individuals; if refined, it could also be used to communicate with hostages or hostage takers directly by Morse code or other message systems, possibly even by voice communication.

According to that document, the technology is able to be tuned into a single person like a radio station.

The phenomenon is tunable in that the characteristic sounds and intensities of those sounds depend on the characteristics of the RF energy as delivered. Because the frequency of the sound heard is dependent on the pulse characteristics of the RF energy, it seems possible that this technology could be developed to the point where words could be transmitted to be heard like the spoken word, except that it could only be heard within a person’s head. In one experiment, communication of the words from one to ten using ‘speech modulated’ microwave energy was successfully demonstrated. Microphones next to the person experiencing the voice could not pick up the sound. Additional development of this would open up a wide range of possibilities.

If you dig even deeper, there is an old reference on the Army’s website for a technology called “Voice To Skull.” (ARMY SITE YANKED WIRED REPORTED) [ARCHIVED COPY OF ARMY PAGE]

This technology is very similar to sound beaming.





Voice To Skull is described in the patent as a “hearing system” where “Sound is induced in the head of a person by radiating the head with microwaves in the range of 100 megahertz to 10,000 megahertz that are modulated with a particular waveform.”

Similar psychotronic technology to “Voice To Skull” that wasn’t directly beaming frequencies into people but rather using radio stations to broadcast a signal outside of the human hearing range was used by the Pentagon known as Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) or S-quad. U.S. Psychological Operations officers tested this technology on Iraqi troops in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Source: activistpost.com


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