2021 AMI Online Salon

The Singing Larynx

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Joel Floyd
  • Other Contributors:  Joel Floyd
  • Client: N/A
  • Copyright: Bethea Medical Media, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Unity/Cinema 4D/Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: iOS App
  • Primary Audience: Students high school level and above

Project Description

With the Singing Larynx app, students can learn the anatomy and function of the larynx with interactive 3D models and an intuitive touch interface. Two distinct learning modalities are featured: users hold their device in landscape mode to study the anatomy, and rotate the device to portrait mode to explore laryngeal function. A quick-quiz button tests the users’ anatomical knowledge by having them double-tap the requested structure and providing instant feedback. Concepts related to function are integrated and reinforced by two features: an “a cappella” mode, in which users control the muscles to create vocals, and a sing-along rhythm game, in which users activate specific muscle groups to match the timing and pitch of classical vocal pieces and receive a score based on accuracy. The Singing Larynx is geared towards students at the high school level and above, balancing practical anatomical content with a dynamic interface that highlights the beauty and complexity of the human voice.