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Extremely Ergonomic Earbuds

These Ergonomic Earbuds are 3D Printed to Perfectly Fit Your Ear

— July 18, 2013 — Tech
These ergonomic earbuds by Julian Goulding use laser scanning and 3D printing technology to create a perfect fit that is sculpted just for your ear. Although there are several ergonomically designed earbuds on the market, their shapes still seem to be quite spherical. These earbuds take a completely new shape that is much more organic than the pairs of music-listening accessories that we're used to.

For $5, you can order your own kit to make a mould of your own ears, or have a custom mould made by an audiologist. Once these moulds are sent to Accord, there are a number of materials and finishes to have your pair of earbuds made in. Since each pair of earbuds is completely customized for every customer, the earbuds are made on demand and reduce the need for mass-production.

Photo Credits: designboom, juliangoulding.net
Trend Themes
1. Customized 3D Printing - The use of 3D printing technology to create customized earbuds offers an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the audio industry.
2. Ergonomic Design - The focus on creating earbuds with a more organic and sculpted shape presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the wearable technology industry.
3. On-demand Production - The shift towards on-demand production of customized earbuds reduces the need for mass-production and opens up opportunities for disruptive innovation in the manufacturing industry.
Industry Implications
1. Audio - The audio industry can explore the use of customized 3D printing technology to create personalized and ergonomic earbuds.
2. Wearable Technology - The wearable technology industry can leverage ergonomic design principles to create more comfortable and customized earbuds for consumers.
3. Manufacturing - The manufacturing industry can embrace on-demand production to cater to the growing demand for customized and unique earbuds.
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