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Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81274
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0263
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Li Creative Technologies
25 B Hanover Road, Suite 140 Florham Park, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0167
Award Amount: $98,992.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this proposal is to present a unique and promising solution for a handheld device for hearing impaired individuals. In a conversation situation with multiple English speakers, the device will display on a screen, "Speaker 1: .," "Speaker 2: .," ., "Speaker N: .," and all the English conversation will be transcribed into English text. Our novel solution consists of both hardware and software. The hardware is a handheld computer with a four-sensor microphone array. The software includes two features: speaker recognition and speech recognition. The microphone array will be modified from this company's new USB-based microphone array product named CrispMicT which can give us several advantages. Furthermore, as inspired by the human auditory system, we have proposed a novel, auditory-based feature extraction algorithm, which has the potential to improve the performance and robustness of both speaker and speech recognition significantly. The entire system will be implemented with a low-cost, handheld computer.

Principal Investigator:

Qi Li
President
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com

Business Contact:

Qi Li
President
9738220048
li@licreativetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LI CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
30 A Vreeland Road, Suite 130 Florham Park, NJ 07932

EIN/Tax ID: 383667621
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No