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  • AmpliMy project to give a voice to those who have trouble being heard

    A team from the University of Illinois is developing a voice amplifier for U. of I. art history student Alexis Wernsing, front, that will be attached to her wheelchair and that she can control with the nudge of her elbow. Industrial design professor Deana McDonagh, back row center, and electrical and computer engineering technician Skot Wiedmann, back left, are designing and building the device, along with occupational therapist Rachel Graddy, back right. The team hopes the device will be useful to others who have difficulty projecting their voice.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s note: To reach Deana McDonagh, email mcdonagh@illinois.edu. To reach Skot Wiedmann, email swiedma2@illinois.edu.