OpenEarable: Open Hardware Earable Sensing Platform

Tobias Röddiger, Tobias King, Dylan Ray Roodt, Christopher Clarke, Michael Beigl

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Abstract

Earables are ear-worn devices that offer functionalities beyond basic audio in- and output. In this paper we present the ongoing development of a new, open-source, Arduino-based earable platform called OpenEarable. It is based on standard components, is easy to manufacture and costs roughly $40 per device at batch size ten. We present the first version of the device which is equipped with a series of sensors and actuators: a 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope, an ear canal pressure and temperature sensor, an inward facing ultrasonic microphone as well as a speaker, a push button, and a controllable LED. We demonstrate the versatility of the prototyping platform through three different example application scenarios. In sum, OpenEarable offers a general-purpose, open sensing platform for earable research and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Place of PublicationU. S. A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages246-251
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394239
ISBN (Print)9781450394239
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2023
EventEarComp 2022 - Cambridge, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sept 2022 → …

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Workshop

WorkshopEarComp 2022
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period15/09/22 → …

Keywords

  • earables
  • hearables
  • open hardware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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