The world’s first microbe-grown, biodegradable headset made from fungus is belting out beats in its country of origin, Finland.
Using synthetic technology, Korvaa lab in Finland has created a prototype for biodegradable headphones. According to researcher Dr. Géza Szilvay, the use of the fungus creates a leather like material.
“The headphones showcase the result of several different microbial processes used to create sustainable materials. Some of the materials produced and applied in the headphones have never before been used in industrial design objects,” explains the project’s description.
The team at Korvaa is Led by Professor Merja Penttilä and Dr. Géza Szilvay in which they focus on experimental science collaboration that explores the design and functionalities of novel, bio-based, microbially grown materials.