A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Skull

Here's to listening to music while staying grilled out nicely.

Sound Bites

Courtesy Aisen Caro Chacin

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.

Play-A-Grill

Courtesy Aisen Caro Chacin

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.