Augmented audio creates an immersive new experience

FLEXOUND Augmented Audio creates an immersive listening experience that you can feel as well as hear. It combines full-range high-quality audio with gentle physical sound wave vibration, to add the sensation of touch to any listening experience, be it music, games, television, streaming, meditation, movies, VR or any other sound content. Originally designed and engineered in Finland to help autistic children, the technology solves problems and adds value in many industries.

Unlike loudspeakers that vibrate sound into the air, Augmented Audio radiates the vibration through foam, providing a soft, near-field listening experience. This technology can be embedded into seats, cushions and anything that is soft and in contact with the body.

The Pulse seat, for example, is a fully loudspeaker-free cinema concept that transforms any space – small or large – into a superior, immersive soundscape and multisensory cinema.

Previously, the sound frequencies felt in a cinema would mostly be the thump of the high-powered subwoofers firing sub-bass at you. Frequencies up to 500 hertz can be felt with your body, and even up to 1,000 hertz with your hands and skin. Because this technology does not rely on far field listening or filling a room with decibels like traditional loudspeakers, sound leakage from room to room is considerably less.

Equal sound quality and the sensation of touch is provided for every person, in every seat. By listening through your skin as well as your ears, you don’t need as many decibels to achieve clarity of speech, and dramatic scores and sound effects won’t ever drown out dialogue, even during the most chaotic action movie sequences.

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