Google Glasses Can Have Bone Conduction Audio

Google Glass Project reveals more and more details.

There is are futuristic patent on US Patent and Trademark Office filed by Google back in 2011 and this can be directly related to our beloved Google Glasses 🙂

So, what is it about?

As you probably know, sound can be transmitted via different materials, not only air. And your skull bones are perfect for this purpose. According to the patent, transducer is placed on the bone right in front of the ear, which allows sound to travel right to the innermost part of the ear.

Benefits of this solution are huge. You do not need to plug in standard transducer, which normally distracts your attention from the ambient sounds. You will still hear all notifications, but at the same time safety will not be compromised. Big city traffic can be dangerous if you use ordinary headphones on a high level.

This technology is already used by some of the Aftershokz and Panasonic headphones. I did not have a chance to try them, but they are promoted to deliver a clear and pleasant sound, even for music.

I don’t really believe though that it can compete with Beyerdynamics or Sennheiser cans 🙂 At the same time solution is great for email or chat notification beeps and will not require any change in Google Glasss sexy design.

By the way, the most famous example of the bone conduction is 18th century composer Ludwig van Beethoven. He became deaf and found a way to listen to his own music by attaching rod between teeth and piano.


Google Glasses Bone Conduction