Short Bytes: Amazon has been awarded a new patent which is based on equipping a noise-cancelling headphones with sound detection abilities. This would enable the headphones to stop the sound the moment they capture a known keyword or another sound like a car horn.
Amazon filed a patent two years ago which is based on giving listening powers to your noise-cancelling headphones. It is simple, you’re listening to some death metal and someone calls your name, the headphones would automatically pause the music which is otherwise not the possible in the current scenario.
— the patent reads.The detection process would be carried out by analysing the words with a pre-defined list of keywords, like your name. Also, the noise-cancelling headphones will also be able to detect sounds like car horns.
This new patent from Amazon seems promising and would definitely prevent the walking zombies from a hospital trip. But the existence of such headphones can’t be expected in the coming months. It is also unclear whether Amazon will make the patented headphones themselves or will tie up other companies.
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