Industrial Design Students Tell Personal Stories With Custom Ear Wear
If our eyes are the windows to the soul are the ears opaque and impassive. Or, are they? Is it possible those flexible pieces of cartilage could also take an active role in communicating our thoughts and feelings? Can they also express opinions?
Using newly developed 3D ear scan technology, students in the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology investigated this proposition. The scan technology allows designers for the first time to see into the hidden corners and canals of the inner ear. Designers can quickly create high-resolution 3D scan files of the ears, inside and out, and 3D print in an exact life-size copy.
Roger Ball, Director of the Body Scan Lab and a professor in the School of Industrial Design, devised a project that investigates the creative potential for this new technology and pushes the boundaries of hearables design.
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