Woojer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of its augmented reality haptic device, which transforms any audio signal into silent, harmonic tactile sensation that can be felt throughout the body.
“We spent the past two years optimising Woojer’s technology to ensure a fully immersive experience, and are now launching on Kickstarter to fund production, which means backers will be the first to experience and own a Woojer. Unlike other crowd-sourcing campaigns, you will not have to wait a year or two for delivery, you will get to experience Woojer this spring,” said Dr. Neal Naimer, who is responsible for product development at Woojer.
The matchbox-sized Woojer is capable of delivering an audio experience that is immersive and silent. It is compatible with any audio source and any headset, and it does not require downloads, software, or updates.
“At present, personal audio experiences are based solely on hearing. As a consequence, virtually all the rich low frequency sensation is lost. Woojer captures all the lost low frequency sensation and literally allows you to feel the sound. It’s like having your own portable movie theater, or being at a rock concert. Imagine the implications for video gaming and other multimedia experiences. The experience is so engaging, and so totally immersive, users tend to lower the audio levels, thus making it safer for your hearing,” said Mor Efrati, the inventor of Woojer.
Clipped onto the clothing in one or more places along strategic meridian bodylines, Woojer convinces the brain that the entire body is experiencing high acoustic sound via perceptual inference.