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SONUS / voice prosthesis

SONUS
SONUS

The loss of the larynx and thus of the voice isolates the sufferer socially. SONUS provides people with a natural voice, promoting respectful reintegration.
SONUS, implanted in the body, consists of a palate and a nose pin. Tongue movements responsible for producing our voice are transformed into sound by a highly complex pressure sensor system. The nasal pin contains the loudspeaker for voice output. Sensors positioned behind the canine teeth control the system with the tongue (on/off, emphasis modes). The two parts are wireless connected, and it sends the user acoustic feedback on internal operating conditions using bone conduction.

University

Muthesius Kunsthochschule

Muthesius Kunsthochschule
Kiel, Germany

Design

Katzmann, Vanessa

Katzmann, Vanessa
Kiel, Germany