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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:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0263
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-014
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0016
Award Amount: $735,150.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal, we present a unique and novel solution for a handheld transcription device for hearing impaired individuals. The device consists of one handheld computer, one CrispMicT clipped on the computer, and pre-installed software which includes two major subsystems: speaker identification (Speaker ID) and speech transcription. The CrispMicT is a 4-sensor microphone array device designed and built by LcT. Based on our comprehensive feasibility study during Phase I, we will conduct further research, development, and implementation during the Phase II. For speaker ID, our solution combines the temporal and spatial information. The spatial speaker recognition utilizes our existing 4-sensor microphone array, CrispMicT, for sound source localization. For speech transcription, we will focus on the system robustness issues. In the front-end, microphone array, noise reduction and auditory-based feature extraction algorithms will be further studied and tested. In the backend, we will improve the system robustness via model adaptation, which includes acoustic model, language model, and vocabulary adaptation. Furthermore, a post-processing procedure is proposed to generate well-formatted and fully punctuated transcribed text. By the end of the Phase II, we will deliver the proposed system including both hardware and software.

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