Summary #686

Artificial throat could someday help mute people ‘speak’

acs.org
  • New device, created by laser-scribing graphene on a thin sheet of polyvinyl alcohol film, could be used to help mute people communicate.
  • Existing detectors for measuring human skin movements can’t convert these motions into sounds.
  • This device is capable of it, but it’s far from being the end-product, and another version is already in development.
  • It would be thinner, skin-like, and would stick to the neck like a temporary tattoo.
  • This would enable mute people to use their throats to control a speaking device.

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