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Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
The first machine to produce intelligible human-like sounds was exhibited on June 5th, 1938 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known as “Pedro the Voder,” it was a keyboard operated spectrum-synthesis device capable of mimicking various farm animals in addition to the human voice. The inventors were Homer Dudley with Richard Riesz and Stanley Watkins. See a youtube video here.
von Békésy’s ear
Cochlear implant. Courtesy of the mayo clinic.
Hungarian biohysicist Georg von Békésy, was born June 3, 1899. His studies of hearing mechanisms in mammals, in particular the coil of the cochlea along the inner ear, paved the way for the development of cochlear implants among the deaf, allowing for deaf patients to hear a limited number of sounds.
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