First wearable device for vocal fatigue senses when your voice needs a break #WearableWednesday

Losing your voice is annoying but for singers it can be devastation. With this device users will receive an alert if they are at risk of straining their voice. Instead of a microphone this device uses a vibration sensor. Developed by researchers at North Western:

Northwestern University researchers have developed the first smart wearable device to continuously track how much people use their voices, alerting them to overuse before vocal fatigue and potential injury set in.

The first-of-its-kind, battery-powered, wireless device and accompanying algorithms could be a game-changer for professional singers, teachers, politicians, call-center workers, coaches and anyone who relies on their voices to communicate effectively and make a living. It also could help clinicians remotely and continuously monitor patients with voice disorders throughout their treatment.

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