Muhimu

UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Lead Designer
ClientEdgar Espejo
Prize(s)3rd 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.