'Soft Sound' is a project from EJTECH that makes it possible for pieces of fabric to be turned into fully functional speakers.
To create the Soft Sound speakers, conductive materials like copper and silver coils are laser-cut into a fabric, allowing the wearer to hear as well as feel the vibrations of music. As such, the speakers create an entirely new, multi-sensory way to experience music. As EJTECH explains, Soft Sound is the "recontextualization of textile and flexible surfaces as an electroacoustic transducer for conversation of an audio signal into sound."
As the metal coils can be laser-cut onto a variety of fabrics, not just wearables, this project could also potentially inspire the creation of innovative wall panels for the home, or other fabric accessories that could emit sound.