Author name: Tracy Chen

Assistive Technology: Syrinx

Syrinx is the next generation of electrolarynx (EL) devices. It’s currently under development, and is a hands-free EL device that allows people who have lost their voice to regain their voice. It also utilizes machine learning to allow for improved communication in intonation based languages, as well as helping to preserve a person’s unique voice.

Design Critique: Dunkin’ Donuts (iPhone Mobile App)

The Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app allows customers to locate their nearest physical store location, place online orders ahead of time, and receive points and loyalty rewards, among other things. Essentially, it exists to provide additional convenience and incentives for those who are customers of Dunkin’ Donuts.