Entrant Profile

Renee Kakareka

Location: Washington, District of Columbia United States


Company: Olive Devices


Profession: Engineer/Designer


Inspired by: All of my designs are inspired by making the world an easier place to live. I focus my research, design, and development, on helping those with different-abilities have universal access to a better, less stressful quality of life. This project has been especially close to me because I grew up learning sign language and have friends that are deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing loss affects many of my loved ones especially as the years go on. Most of the world does not take the time to learn sign language. It's an amazing language that if there was more appreciation for, communication could be better. However, with the increasing capabilities of technology, so much is possible to be able to bridge any differences.

2017 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
07/01 Wearable Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing - See to Hear Medical 2549 5