TR2005-161

Combadge: A Voice Messaging Device for the Masses


    •  Frankel, J. L.; Bromberg, D., "Combadge: A Voice Messaging Device for the Masses", Asian Applied Computing Conference (AACC), December 2005.
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      • @inproceedings{Frankel2005dec,
      • author = {Frankel, J. L. and Bromberg, D.},
      • title = {Combadge: A Voice Messaging Device for the Masses},
      • booktitle = {Asian Applied Computing Conference (AACC)},
      • year = 2005,
      • month = dec,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-161}
      • }

While the computer and communication revolutions have had a profound impact on the ways in which we all lead our lives, this impact has not reached much of the world's population. The Combadge project has created a portable device and affordable service that bring person-to-person communication technology to the developing world. This system design allows even illiterate people to exchange messages utilizing easy-to-use devices that communicate our inexpensive heterogeneous networks.