Headphones Create A Personalized Noise-Cancelling Bubble Around Wearer’s Head
France – Sounds in the workplace, especially those created by coworkers, are ranked as the number one distraction for productivity. To help resolve this issue, Paris-based Orosound created Tilde. While ambient noises are diminished, workers that use Tilde can still stay connected via the device’s built-in Bluetooth that connects to phones and other nearby wireless audio devices.
The device has a neckband with a “pebble” at each end with an earbud attached by a wire. The pebble, which reaches just over the collarbones, has eight directional microphones and controls to adjust modes and noise-cancellation levels. The major feature is the selective directional technology – the wearer can control sounds by facing the sound they most want to hear and reduce the sounds from all other directions.