The University of Auckland

Project #114: Development of an assistive device for deaf users to detect emergency sounds.

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Description:

Devices currently exist to aid deaf people to be more aware of their surroundings, particularly in emergency situations. However these products have several downsides such as limitations on placeability and high cost. Sound is used as a warning mechanism in many aspects of our daily lives, but is often too easily taken for granted. However, for someone who is affected by hearing loss, something as simple and vital as noticing a fire alarm is a far more complicated issue. The aim of this project is to develop a portable, low-cost prototype that alerts deaf people to emergencies in their surrounding environment.

Outcome:

hardware prototype

Prerequisites

Please note that Peiyi (Patricia) Lee (pliu394, 5853343), a Mechatronics student, will be enrolling in ELECTENG 700 and will be partnering with Seung HONG from EEE. This has been approved by both departments.

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