Snoring sucks, as anyone sleeping with a snorer will attest to, but we may soon see a new device that supposedly is able to effectively mute the snoring sound itself. While not a medical device, since it doesn’t address snoring itself, the Silent Partner detects sound waves generated by snoring and emits inverse waves to cancel out the sound.
It’s essentially the same technology used in active noise canceling headphones, but the device is placed around the nose. The theory of this technology is nothing new, but whether it will work across a wide sound spectrum of snoring and actually create a sphere of noise cancellation around the snorer’s head, we’ll have to see to believe.
If you’re curious and would like to help, the folks behind the device are raising money on Indiegogo to put the product into initial production. Here’s a promo video for the Silent Partner:
Indiegogo campaign: Silent Partner…