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Microphone-Jamming Bracelets

Researchers Created an Ultrasonic Bracelet to Protect Privacy

— February 18, 2020 — Tech
Researchers from the University of Chicago created an ultrasonic bracelet, which is able to jam microphones. The ultrasonic bracelet is able to do this by sending ultrasonic signals to microphones in the area. The bracelet is more effective than traditional jamming technology, as the movement from the user's wrist is able to account for blind spots that ultrasonic signals would not otherwise be able to detect.

Currently, the bracelet is just a prototype, however, investors have speculated that the bracelet could be produced for approximately $20. The ability to jam microphones in the area could be popular for a number of different privacy-conscious consumers, many of which are wary of microphones being around them at all times.


Image Credit: B. Zhao, H. Zheng et. al./University of Chicago
Trend Themes
1. Ultrasonic-jamming Technology - The development of ultrasonic jamming technology presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in privacy protection.
2. Privacy-conscious Electronics - The increasing demand for privacy-conscious electronics creates opportunities for innovation in developing products that protect users' privacy.
3. Microphone-jamming Wearables - The emergence of microphone-jamming wearables opens up possibilities for disruptive innovations in personal privacy and security.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can leverage ultrasonic-jamming technology to develop privacy-focused products and meet the growing demand for privacy-conscious electronics.
2. Personal Security - The personal security industry can explore microphone-jamming wearables to offer innovative solutions that protect individuals' privacy and data from eavesdropping.
3. Tech Accessories - The tech accessories industry can tap into the market for ultrasonic-jamming bracelets and other wearables that provide users with an added layer of privacy and security.
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