– Speech is a right, not a privilege –
A world where everyone can speak with hands-free EL.
Syrinx is a new type of EL (electrolarynx) which uses machinine learning.
Approximately 300,000 people worldwide lose their voices every year due to causes such as laryngeal cancer. In Japan, 4,000 people fall a year. People who have lost their larynx or vocal cords cannot produce sound like others. And communicating with others is essential to living a daily life.
To solve these problems, we made Syrinx, a new type of hands-free EL. The neck-brace design ables the hands-free usage.
To generate a more user-like voice we worked on the vibration pattern of the device. These patterns highly depended on the user's voice. So we used voice processing tools to generate the vibration patterns from the user's voice.
Leader / Engineer
We are working with the Ginreikai, a support group for laryngectomies.