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Title
Batphones
 
Client
Prototype
 
Year
2008
 
Miscellaneous
· lebens(t)raeume Award
  Special Mention, 2008
· 5Gum Visionlab
  Finalist, 2009
· Designpreis Neunkirchen
  Laureate 2011



   
   
   
   
   
   
   
         
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Batphones are designed to increase the hearing capability in frontal situations such as watching TV or listening to a speech in the back rows.
Therfor, the ears are being extended to focus onto the speaker(s) and capture a wider amount of sound waves. Being low-tech, that is consisting of just one piece of injection moulded plastic, Batphones are also low-cost and can be distributed as an advertising gift during a speech or a congress for example.

Batphones can not substitute electrical hearing devices or headphones but are a perfect and cheap alternative for people having slight hearing difficulties in various situations.

Everyone has already experienced the huge difference in hearing after having held ones hands behind the ears. Batphones are adopting this idea and form an innovative yet simple design.

Another inspirational source are the ears of bats, which are due to the bats sonarsystem perfectly shaped for frontal hearing.