Transcense – Seamless Deaf/Hearing Conversations (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Pieter Doevendans, Thibault Duchemin, Noore Kadri, Skinner Cheng

School: UC Berkeley

Transcense makes group conversations possible for 360 million people with hearing loss. With Transcense they can freely communicate with their hearing peers again. Current solutions are unreliable, unaffordable and not adaptable to situations where multiple people are talking in professional or personal gatherings. By connecting smartphones in a room through a mobile app, and using cloud-based speech recognition and speaker identification technologies, Transcense is able to show to the hard-of-hearing person in less than a second, who says what.