Meet Duo, the earphones that offer so much more than your regular pair of earphones. These earphones are designed to boost the intriguing technology that is bone conduction while also using this technology to bring more to the user than just the enjoyment of music.
Taking the bone conduction technology further, Duo has an abundance of features and capabilities being crammed into its compact casing. The integrated Na+ ion sensor monitors hydrations levels and can inform the user of their metabolism. This, paired with the heart rate and blood pressure sensor, makes it an ideal companion for sporting actives! However, it’s the add-ons that really elevate Duo’s functionality; the Aid Loop uses bone conduction and wired earbuds to amplify environmental sounds in an efficient manner, whilst the Glass Adapter allows for the device to be used comfortably with glasses- something that some earphones don’t allow for!
But it’s the careful consideration to the varied target uses that really makes Duo a desirable product. They can choose if they want to stand out amongst a crowd or unobtrusively blend in by choosing the loops that best suit their individual style!
Designer: Louis Berger
Duo is a set of modular wireless bone conduction headphones with built-in LTE connectivity. The concept builds upon the observation that more and more key features of smartphones transcend into smaller more independent health and activity focused wearable devices.
Duo looks into a future in which mobile personal computing evolved from mainly GUI based interactions into audio and motion-based interactions.
The headphones are designed to be expressive yet unobtrusive, making them a reliable, neutral tool, as well as a personal object that is customized through colors, materials and a variety of wearing options.
Heart Rate & Bloodpressure Sensor
The arteria temporalis superficialis located in front of our ears is among one of the best places to get accurate heart rare readings. Using an imaging process that not just monitors the frequency of blood flow, but also the changes in arterial volume could allow Duo to measure blood pressure with good precision.
Advanced Fall Dectecion
The two Duo drivers constantly communicate with each other, in order to understand your heads movements in space. In combination with other body-worn sensors and personalized digital movement patterns, Duo could detect falls while they happen and users using neuro haptics.
Made for You
Duo can adapt to individual tastes and demands by offering an open system that can be used with other personal accessories like glasses and headbands. The goal is to optimize the device for daily wear and all day use. Duo Loops features a variety of different colors, sensors and specific user-centric solutions.
The standard Ear Loop is made from a robust, water and UV light resistant elastomer with shape memory. All Ear Loops double as antenna elements. Flexible, three-dimensionally interlocking wires inside the Loops allow for easy adjustments and an optimal fit.
The Duo Health Loop allows for a series of advance health tracking features. With an integrated Na+ ion sensor and with help of a digital medical reference profile, Duo could help you to keep track of your hydration, blood sugar levels or inform you about the metabolization status of your medication.
Neck & Head Loop
The Duo Neck & Head Loop are designed to have a very secure fit, made for the use during sports.
The Duo Aid Loop uses bone conduction and wired earbud to amplify environmental sounds in the most effective and specific method possible. With this loop, your virtual assistant, your headphones are hearing air are combined into one device.
Wearable technology has to carefully find an individually and socially acceptable place. With the Glass Adapter, the Duo headphones can fuse with an object that you already wear. Different Adapter side frames for various types of glasses allow you to be connected without noticeably changing look.