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Air_Tube_Earphones / Earphone

Air_Tube_Earphones
Air_Tube_Earphones

Sometimes, people put an i-Phone or a MP3 into the pocket without turning the power off, even though it is played. It promotes the consumption of the battery and you can't use it when needed, due to the insufficient capacity of the battery.
To settle this problem, an ON/OFF earphone using the pressure of air inside it, was developed.
When you put it in the ear, the pressure of air inside the tube simulates earphone's sensor to operate, and it is automatically switched off, when it is removed from the ear. It is comfortable to put and remove from the ear.

University

Seoul National University of Science and Techology

Seoul National University of Science and Techology
Seoul, South Korea

Design

Seoul National University of Science and Techology

Seoul National University of Science and Techology
Seoul, South Korea

Jiwon,Seok. Sumi,Hwang. Hyunjoo, Lee