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SilentSpeller: a High Tech Smart Dental Retainer that Tracks the User's Tongue to Spell out Words Without Voicing ThemThe SilentSpeller is a communication system that allows people to send texts. The unique aspect of this device? It’s a dental retainer. That’s right, you can now send messages via your teeth!The project was developed by a team led by one of the key creators of the smart eyewear Google Glass, Thad Starner. According to a demo video and academic paper, the SilentSpeller works by tracking the movement of the user’s tongue. The developers claim that the gadget has 97% accuracy for identifying letters, and 93% accuracy for words. Should this smart dental retainer be fully introduced for commercial use, the SilentSpeller could be used to help people with movement disorders. In addition, the device could also be useful for hands-free communication. #technology #communication #tool #science #research #silentspeller
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The Henry O. Studley Tool Chest: The Finest Tool Chest Ever MadePianomaker Henry O. Studley is best known for creating the Studley Tool Chest, which has hundreds of tools for making pianos. Every tool has a place inside the chest, often with clever organizational arrangements that you'd have to see to believe (so don't miss the video clip below).The tool chest was made out of mahogany, rosewood, walnut, ebony, mother of pearl and ivory - materials that were most likely saved and reused from scrap material of Studley's place of work, the Poole Piano Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. It also contained various Masonic symbols.After his death in 1925, the tool chest was bequeathed to a friend. In the 1980s, that man's grandson loaned the chest to the Smithsonian and then it was purchased by a private collector.The tool chest was the subject of the book "Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley" by Donald C. Williams, published by Lost Art Press.#ToolChest #HenryOStudley #StudleyToolChest #woodworking #toolImage: Narayan Nayar