ECAL student Renaud Defrancesco designed a listening device made of transparent acrylic glass.

Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne student Renaud Defrancesco has designed a headband that is made of a transparent acrylic glass and sends music vibrations across its surface to the user’s ears.

The VIBSO headphones play music via Bluetooth and has a vibrating electromagnet that is hidden under an opaque plastic cover on top of the head and helps create the sound for the wearer. The electromagnet works like a speaker and has a connecting element that causes a membrane to vibrate and create sounds. The membrane, in this case, is made in a two-mm-thick transparent acrylic glass. Defrancesco used acrylic glass because it transmits sounds well and is flexible and easy to form.

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