The world’s first 3D-printed wireless earphones

Atmel | Bits & Pieces

OwnPhones – which recently launched on Kickstarter – is working to employ 3D printing to develop the world’s first wireless earbuds tailored to a wearer’s ear.

“Ears are like fingerprints – each one is unique, so it is time that consumers were able to get earbuds that actually fit their ears properly,” Founder and CEO Itamar Jobani explained to CNET.  The San Diego-based startup has set out to establish a culture in which individuals can customize their personalized earbuds with up to 10,000 different combinations of colors, styles, and sizes.

OwnPhones

In order to tailor the fit to a specific customer’s ear, OwnPhones uses a smartphone app that enables the wearer to take a 3D model of their ear. Once captured, the startup analyzes that video data to create a 3D-printed mold of the user’s ear, which allows for an unprecedented fit along with an innumerable series of customizable options.

Right now, the company offers…

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