cooperrand Help designing medical speech device

This was posted to the MAKE Forums and I thought I’d repost it here:

We need to create a revamped “Cooper Rand” which is a speech device for those who have had throat cancer or other larynx related illness. This device needs to be wireless. Is anyone interested in sharing wireless technology ideas?

See it at

Technology from 1950 with 9 volt batteries. Any ideas about how to update it very much appreciated here and all over the world.

If you decide to help out with this project, keep us in the loop on it.

Need help with a new voice

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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