Got this notification wearable a lot further than I expected. Still needs a ton of refinement before it will be usable but I would say this is about halfway to being a viable tool for Rebecca to wear. Next step with this is to reconfigure the hardware so that it can be embedded into a […]

Building a haptic watch for Rebecca while she is going through cochlear implant revision surgery to enhance our ability to communicate.

We found out today that both of Rebecca’s cochlear implants need to be ex-planted and re-implanted. We are heartbroken. The feelings are bringing me back to a time not too long ago when Rebecca had not yet heard a single sound. She hadn’t heard a bird chirp, her sisters laugh, or her mom tell her […]

Rebecca had testing of her cochlear implants today and more failures were discovered.

We speak with our voices, but our faces tell the story

Rebecca continues to show signs of internal device failure as shown in the video below. She is reporting that we sound quiet to her and she has been talking much louder lately as she is having a difficult time hearing herself. Its hard to know if this is the result of a faulty microphone in […]

The true impact of testing loopholes in medical device approvals.