Radio broadcasting started in the 1890’s, movies with sound came in the 1920’s. Since then for almost a century nearly all entertainment has been based on only two human senses – hearing and vision. Now Finnish innovation is making an entertainment revolution by adding the sense of touch to audiovisual content.
The technology developed by the Finland based Flexound Systems transforms sound waves into distributed vibration that can be felt physically, in perfect synchrony with the sound. The patented innovation is changing our way to consume audiovisual entertainment, like music, films, VR and games.
“Human being is a feeling creature. Skin is the biggest human organ. Why would you only watch and listen to a film, if you can also feel the sounds on your skin and body, and get a more immersive multisensory experience”, says Mervi Heinaro, Flexound CEO. “As we know, music works almost like a miracle medicine. The added gentle vibration enhances the emotions created by the content. It is very relaxing”.
The Flexound Xperience -module can be integrated into any soft cushion or seat for instance in movie theatres, cars or furniture. The company has several LOIs to license the technology.
The company introduces its own product, the Flexound HUMU Smart Cushion, on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in February. HUMU easily connects to a smart phone or tablet via Bluetooth and can be used to add the sense of touch to music or any digital entertainment. “The blue-and-white HUMU is also our present to the 100-year-old Finland”.
CEO, Flexound Systems
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Flexound Systems Oy is a Finnish start-up company. With its patented feelsound technology you can both hear the audio and feel the sound waves simultaneously, which creates a unique multisensory experience. Flexound was the Winner of the Helsinki region KasvuOpen start-up competition in June, the runner up in the national finals in October and was selected as a SLUSH100 company in December 2016. Flexound has two own products: Flexound HUMU Smart Cushion for entertainment and relaxing, and Taikofon FeelSound Player for the therapy and wellness segments. Flexound licenses its technology to high-end brands for different other end products.
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