Yes, that’s right, the guys over in the Disney R&D department in Pittsburgh have found a way to transmit sound by touching someone’s ear!
The Ishin-Den-Shin technology uses a standard microphone to record audio and then converts it into an inaudible signal transmitted through the body of the person holding the microphone.
When the speaker then touches someones ear, it creates a natural speaker and the listener hears the message as though it is being whispered to them.
It does this by creating a “modulated electrostatic field” around the user’s skin which then passes on the small vibrations to the receivers earlobe.
This is completely useless technology as it is, but it is a really cool step forward in proof-of-concept projects. I don’t really see what this can be used for or developed into, so if you have any ideas, drop me a comment.