US Air Force to roll out implanted headset device in teeth dubbed ‘molar mics’

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US Air Force to roll out implanted headset device for TEETH dubbed ‘molar mics’ that will allow hands-free radio calls which transmit sound using the jaw bone

  • The Air Force will be rolling out the Molar Mic communications system soon  
  • Sonitus Technologies announced $10M contract with Department of Defense  
  • Company will be developing the headset device that clips to user’s back teeth 
  • It will allow soldiers to communicate in harsh conditions like being underwater
  • For user to hear incoming communications, mouthpiece uses bone conduction
  • Bone conduction is the transmission of sound to inner-ear through the teeth 
  • Mouthpiece translates sound into vibration on the teeth and back to inner-ear 
  • Sound will appear to come from ‘inside the head’ instead of from the outer-ear

The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers’ back teeth.

Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the ‘Molar Mic’ for the Air Force.

‘The innovative two-way, personal communication system fits a miniaturized traditional headset into a device that clips to a user’s back teeth,’ according to the California-based company.

The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers' back teeth

The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers’ back teeth

Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the 'Molar Mic' (pictured) for the Air Force

Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the ‘Molar Mic’ (pictured) for the Air Force

‘The innovative two-way, personal communication system fits a miniaturized traditional headset into a device that clips to a user’s back teeth,’ according to the California-based company