MP3 Teeth Jewellery
Radio dental: New MP3 ‘teeth jewellery’ plays music directly through your skull
They are the gaudy fashion statement beloved of hip hop stars and rappers. But now it seems that grillz – teeth jewellery sported by rappers such as Nelly – are not just about the way you look – you can use them to listen to music too. A design student has created a way of using the bling mouthpiece to hear songs via ‘bone conduction’ through your skull. Aisen Chacin, of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, attached a vibrating motor to a digital music player and connected it to a mold of her upper teeth. She also installed controls on the underside so users can change songs or increase the volume by pushing up with your tongue.