Haptics and Bone Conduction

Sound is a type of energy made of vibrations and is what is normally referred to as vibrations conducted via the air – the medium in which we humans communicate. But sound can travel through other mediums, like liquids and solids. Acoustics and sound technologies are far more developed for air than for liquids or solids, but new technologies are immerging and changing sound as we know it and use it. In this webinar we will look into new research and development within Haptics and Bone conduction, sending the vibrations directly through the solid vibratory nature of the human body.

Form: webinar

Date: 13 April 2023

Time: 15.00 – 16.30

Square: Online via zoom

Price: free

Language: English

If you have questions about signing up, please contact Murielle De Smedt, mds@danishsound.org

Participant profile:

  • Researchers
  • Acoustic engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Acousticians
  • DSP Engineers
  • Audio Enthusiasts

You will meet:



It has been known for hundreds of years that sound can be felt and heard via the skin-and-bone in pure vibration, without depending on the medium of air or the eardrum. However, it's natural for humans to hear through the air – and a little over 100 years ago the first loudspeaker was created, for which we have Peter Jensen to thank. Air conductive technology has been (and still is) the main technological means for which we listen to our audio content – ​​be it a very large public address system, or a tiny speaker in our headphones. However, in the last few decades, a new focus for listening with your body has been slowly on the rise – and that is by using haptic and bone conduction technology. Much like air conduction, so can the same signals be vibrated directly on the body via the bones, cranium or skin/cartilage, to have a certain desired output – opening up the senses to experience sound in completely new ways which would not be possible with only air conduction. In this webinar we will explore what's new in the area of ​​haptics and bone conduction.

Vincent Hayward, Professor at Sorbonne University

Vincent Hayward, born January 5, 1955, in Paris, is an engineer specializing in touch/haptics and considered by many the godfather of the field of haptics. He is a professor at Sorbonne University, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), where since 2008 he leads a team dedicated to the study of haptic perception and the creation of tactile stimulation devices. In 2020, he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences.

Vincent Hayward

Claire Richards, Design Researcher at Actronika SAS

Claire is pursuing her PhD at the crossroads between design and perceptive sciences with Actronika and IRCAM in Paris, France. Equipped with her own hearing handicap and training in ergonomics, she applies a human-scaled perspective to her research, focused primarily on the audio-haptic experience of sound. Through the creation of multimodal wearable devices, she hopes to expand the horizons of what it can mean to hear.

Claire Richards

Gabriele Ravizza, Acoustics Engineer at DTU/Auricle/FORCE Technology

Gabriele is an Audio Engineer working in the consumer electronics industry skilled in acoustics, sound perception, product development, and digital communication. Gabriele currently works at Force Technology doing sound quality assessment for external sound-related clients by means of subjective testing and other methods.

Gabriel Ravizza

Pedro Costa, Founder and CEO at Auricle

Pedro founded Auricle 4 years ago to change the general perception on bone conduction and bring high quality bone conduction technology to the masses. Pedro was born with a hearing loss and has been a lifelong multi-instrumentalist musician, which took him on a journey to become an acoustics engineer and now a businessman – with the ambition to democratize and destigmatise audio and hearing technology.

Pedro Costa

When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the Innovation Power Project, which is funded by the Danish Business Promotion Board and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science at a standard rate. Read more about Innovation power  HERE

This event was created in collaboration with IDA Future Technology. The participant list of this event will be shared with IDA for statistical use only. 

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