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Ambient Noise Generator Masks Private Conversations

Ambient Noise Generator Masks Private Conversations
Design

An interesting audio innovation from Yamaha "cloaks" conversations.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon

Many people often find it rather uncomfortable to divulge private information in certain locations, such as banks and pharmacies among many others. To address this, Yamaha has unveiled a very special ambient noise generator that “cloaks” conversations by stirring more noise into the user’s desired direction. According to initial test findings, VSP-1 managed to mask between 47 percent and 89 percent of conversations in four Japanese pharmacies.

Yamaha

[via Engadget]

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