As a product you interact with closely and personally, we have carefully designed and sourced safe and appropriate components for your home.
Are the materials safe?
We use medical-grade CertiPUR-US foam that passes the most strict safety standard (CAL 117- 2013) and polyester fabric that is naturally flame resistant.
Is bone conduction safe?
Because the bone conduction does not cut the user off from the environment, it is considered safer than air conduction alternatives. Additionally, there is no damage from stimulus intensity and the constant ear insertion earbuds and other types of insert headphones. Bone conduction origins stretch back to around 2AD, then used by Girolamo Cardano in the 1500s. Bone conduction hearing aids are devices that bypass your outer ear and middle ear entirely and create a new pathway for hearing. Bone conduction is one of the original types of hearing aids and is still in use today.
Is radio frequencies that close to my head safe?
We were using the 2.4 GHz band, in both Bluetooth® and SonicCast™ versions, the same as every other Bluetooth headphone on the market. As a generally accepted standard approved by governments worldwide as safe for use near your head, we did not independently evaluate 2.4GHz safety. Additionally, our radio chips are placed farther away from your head than typical headphones.
LiPo Battery in the pillow? Is that safe?
Many plush toys use batteries without issue. We have incorporated safety features in HEAD•SPOT to reduce risk and isolate any battery issues. First, we have sourced a top-grade battery; most batteries you have seen on the news are cheap, low-grade batteries. Our batteries have fault detection and mitigation integrated with the battery. A second battery management system regulates power safety, giving HEAD•SPOT redundant battery safety systems. As a last resort safety system, we enclosed batteries in the same fire containment compartment used in fire detector batteries. Using a containment chamber to oxygen deprive the battery in case of a catastrophic failure.