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alito / tracheal cannula and speech


With alito, patients with invasive artificial respiration regain their speaking ability. They will be able to communicate their needs, which will reduce medical malpractice. The patient is fed air to speak through a sensor-controlled and independent extra lumen, directly and effortless. The tube is powder-coated with acetylsalicylic on its outside and clears up the catarrh. If the patient triggers the sensor, his secretion will be sucked subglottically. Subsequently, air will be sent through the same pipe to vibrate the vocal cords. alito is secured in place through a hypoallergenic patch on the backside, which provides a yet human appearance


Muthesius Kunsthochschule

Muthesius Kunsthochschule
Kiel, Germany


Muthesius Kunsthochschule

Muthesius Kunsthochschule
Lübeck, Germany

Nihan Altug