Knowles Acoustics' BU Series piezo-ceramic accelerometer has output from 20Hz to above 10kHz and is used primarily as a contact microphone for high noise environments. It may also be used as an accelerometer with lightweight structures.
As a contact microphone, the BU may be worn on the throat or touching a bony part of the head (top, temple, or mastoid bone). BU has been integrated into helmet designs for radio communication for military and emergency services.
- Voice intelligibility in a noisy environment
- Unobtrusive compared to a close talking boom microphone
- Convenience of wearing (when integrated into a worn article such as a helmet)