Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Fatima ZeeshanCEMEUndergraduateFourthfatymaxheikh@gmail.com
1Asfand MukhtiarCEMEUndergraduateFourthasfand.mukhtiar.009@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Acoustical Engineer Biomedical Engineer

Idea Details

Idea Name: HearSmart
Slogan: Hear_What’s_Important_To_Your_Ear
Supervisor Name: Ali Saeed
Supervisor Designation: Lecturer
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Computer Engineering
Contact number: 0334-8481514
Email ID: alisaeed101@gmail.com
Abstract:
    A solution for people with hearing impairment having trouble focusing on specific sounds/voices. It would let them hear what they want to hear by isolating speakers from a mixture of noise and sounds.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    1.1 billion young people (aged between 12–35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to noise; apart from the 466 million people worldwide who have disabling hearing loss. Our aim is to help those who cannot hear and those who may get hearing loss from exposure to noise in daily routine.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Out of these 466 million people worldwide who have disabling hearing loss, 16.82 million are in Pakistan so we will start from here first. Initially, if we just target the 10% of these people, even then we are looking at a pool of 1.6 million benefactors.
How will the solution works
    Hear Smart would be using deep learning to isolate voices from a mixed audio source containing various noises, including multiple speakers. To accomplish this, it would only need to listen to the target person speaking .The recorded audio would then be quickly processed in the cloud, where a neural network will learn to extract the target’s voice. Once training is complete, the neural network model would send the results back to the smartphone, enabling instantaneous on-device voice isolation.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    We have two main competitors, -WideX -Phonak However, these two are a challenge in the global market only since they do not operate in Pakistan. Therefore, we have no competitor in the local market. Our solution allows you to choose what to hear and what not so its rather novel than different.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-23 (1821)