Muhimu

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientEdgar Espejo
DesignerEdgar Espejo
Prize3rd Place in Industrial And Life Science Design / Aids/Prosthetics
Entry Description

Muhimu is a supporting service for deaf students to be integrated into mainstreamed school environments without the dependency on interpreters. Its’ core service is to provide such user group the ability to perceive sound, facilitated through technology, using visual and tactile sensory systems. Enabled by a set of smart rings and a connected app, deaf students are able to emerge themselves in auditory based environments by empathizing with other peers and understanding different levels of information in real time. Through the use of sound tracking technology, Muhimu filters surrounding noise by analyzing and identifying the sound and matching it with a pre-recorded library of stored sounds.