Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may flash a diamond-studded, patriotic grill when he smiles from the winner's podium, but artist Aisen Caro Chacin can use hers to listen to Public Enemy. Play-A-Grill, a project she developed at Parsons The New School for Design, transmits music through the wearer's teeth to the inner ear.
To create it, Chacin embedded the electronics from an MP3 player, an amplifier circuit, and a motor into a wax mold of her upper mouth. The motor drives vibrations from the MP3 player, controlled with the tongue, into the cochlea, where they're translated as sound.
Lose the grill part and you might have something people want.
How does the sound fidelity compare to a pair of headphones?
Is the grill functional or simply bad taste?
Imagine the first time this is swallowed and they need a surgeon to get it out of your stomach or intestine.
One surgeon says to another, “Where is it?”
The other surgeon replies. “Just follow the music!”
"I can't, it’s like I am in a cave and music is all around me?!"
This device is cool for inventiveness, but in reality, I find it useless.
It’s nice PoPSCi is stuck in a rut and have to keep reposting old articles....... not!
nice haptic device,
would love to see an mp3 device biohacked directly to the ear though ^^
(Type 0.72) = We are still just cleaver monkeys!
Wouldn't this cause a lot of breathing problems? Even when i wear a mouth guard, a really good one too, I have breathing problems.
That ugly contraption also looks extremely bulky, and its flush with his teeth. That would be extremely uncomfortable. Not to mention the grills are terrible, grills in general I mean.
Also how is it powered? in the picture there is a cord, is that for recharging or is whatever moron that buys this going to have a 7 foot cord from his mouth leading to a plug-in?
I want one with a live graphic equalizer on the grill.
When I was a kid you could buy a lollipop/sucker that also used vibration through your teeth to play music. When you bit down you could hear FM radio since it was a bit before the MP3 players became popular.
@robot. Your b.s. kinda ruins my experience on here biotch.
this is crap.