Yo, kid. Put those cord-restrained headphones away and get with the programme: there's no need for leads now, not with the news that THE HUMAN BODY can work as a perfectly good conductor of music from iPod to ear holes (reports New Scientist).
Yep yep, Sony are in the process of patenting technology that allows sounds to pass through the human body - from a personal stereo in your hip pocket to headphones on your, y'know, head - without the need even for a Bluetooth set-up.
Researchers in Tokyo have discovered that the human body works as a capacitor capable of handling amps enough to enjoy music on the move without any nasty shocks. We're talking a few millionths of an amp here, actually - sounds like peanuts, but it works! Wow? Or whoa...
Says the New Scientist article in question:
"The new system uses the listener's body as a capacitor that carries a tiny electrostatic charge. A music or video player sends a fluctuating signal to a conductive cloth pad – such as a wrist band – and this slightly charges the wearer's body. A pair of conductive ear pads in the headphones pick-up the signal and rapidly convert it back into sound."
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