MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--InspEar, a start-up by Cotral Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom hearing protection equipment, is revolutionizing both hearing and speaking with its augmented and connected earbuds. InspEar Active are one-of-a-kind custom electronic earbuds that use cutting-edge technology to not only filter, decrease, and select surrounding noise, but also provide voice control capabilities for smartphones and connected objects. Your ears become nothing short of a smart technology platform offering options for listening to and interacting with your world in ways you’ve never experienced before.
Empower your ears with a unique sensory experience
After two years of research and development and drawing from military technology developed by the Institut franco-allemand de recherches de Saint-Louis1 (Saint-Louis French-German Research Institute) for soldiers in combat, inspEar created InspEar Active, a smart earbud that offers new ways of interacting with your environment. With InspEar Active, your ears are no longer passive. Instead, they’re able to turn up the volume of sounds you want to hear, reduce noise pollution, select conversations, and communicate with connected devices.
In the “hearables” market, a term that refers to connected objects for the ears, inspEar goes even further by augmenting your natural hearing and providing your ears with new abilities. Considered the “next big thing,” this quickly growing market could generate 40 billion dollars in turnover by 20202.
Spotlight on the four key features of inspEar earbuds:
1. Use the earbuds to access a variety of services by controlling connected objects with your voice > Web search, personal assistant, real-time translation, directions, tour guide, etc.
2. Transform your music > Enjoy a unique audio experience by blocking out all outside noise so you can completely immerse yourself in your music.
3. Have complete control over your audio environment > Reduce outside noise and amplify and select sounds and voices without shutting yourself off from the outside world with Talk Through and ANR (Active Noise Reduction).
4. Protect yourself from loud sounds and noises > Decrease sounds by 30 decibels
Enhanced listening technology with a variety of uses:
Enjoy some peace and quiet while taking public transportation and block out unwanted noise
Concentrate without isolating yourself
Rest while still being aware of your surroundings
Get the best out of your music with ambiances chosen on your smartphone applications
Enjoy a concert without damaging your ears.
Work in a noisy environment while still being able to speak to others
Easily talk on your mobile phone hands free, even in a noisy environment
Receive real-time translations
Discreetly listen to information from a personal assistant
Get advice from your very own digital tour guide
Operate nearby connected objects with your voice and enjoy complete control over your environment
Earbuds packed with innovative technology that lets you control the sound around you
What sets inspEar earbuds apart is their entirely customized design; the device is fitted to the shape of each individual ear. Their personalized fit provides unparalleled comfort—put them in, and you’ll forget you’re even wearing them. Once the custom earbud is built, miniaturized speakers and microphones are placed inside the device. With the addition of a technological module and a battery, the earbud is complete.
The inspEar team & CES 2017
InspEar is a start-up that draws on the expertise of the Cotral group, the world leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing custom hearing protection equipment for professionals exposed to high noise levels. InspEar will be at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada – January 4-8th, 2017. Visit stand 51530 in Eureka Park for more information.
1 Binational organisation operated jointly by the German
Federal Republic and the Republic of France on the basis of an
international treaty signed in 1958, the institute’s purpose is to
conduct research as well as scientific and technical studies
in the fields of defence and security.
2 The Market for Hearable Devices 2016-2020 – November 2016 http://www.nickhunn.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/11/The-Market-for-Hearable-Devices-2016-2020.pdf