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Vibe aims to serve as an alternative to the human ear, listening for indicative background sounds in order to assist users in a variety of situations.

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What’s your venture about?

As Israelis, we are all familiar with the red-alert siren. The second we hear the high pitch, our bodies automatically react, moving as quickly as possible to a safe shelter.  Have you ever thought about how the hearing-impaired community deals with this situation? What about something simpler, like the doorbell? VIBE has the solution.

 


What’s the problem you are trying to solve? 

When we began working together as a team, it was clear to all of us that we want to use this platform and our project to impact a community in need. During one of our brainstorming sessions, we all received push notifications on our cellphones alerting us of a red alert siren in the South of Israel. That is when we began asking ourselves- what do people with impaired-hearing do in this situation? Are they reliant upon family and friends? What solutions are in the market for this community? We began looking for answers, yet we couldn’t find any that we were satisfied with. That is how our idea came to life. 

 

How are you solving the problem? 

The Vibe app works constantly in the background of any smartphone, “listening” to sounds in the area. Upon recognizing a familiar tone, the app will automatically alert the user. Vibe will work on identifying only indicative sounds, which are predefined by the user based on his needs and preferences.

When we asked 49 hearing-impaired individuals what they thought about market solutions, 60% of them said they aren’t satisfying- they cost money (sometimes, a lot of it), require installment and provide very specific solutions. A lot of the times they don’t work effectively. Vibe requires one thing only- a smartphone. The app is modular and easy to use, meaning the user can input sounds that they would like the app to notify them about (the microwave, a siren, the doorbell, etc). 

How does it work? 

The app constantly listens for background sounds

The app recognizes a pre-defined indicative sound

The app notifies the user using push notification

What are your challenges? 

The technology behind Vibe in and of itself is complex. One of our greatest challenges is to guarantee that every sound will be recognized and communicated to the user on time and without fail. 

 

Who are you impacting? 

Vibe has the potential to create life-changing impacts on the daily lives of those living with hearing impairment. In fact, the study we held shows that 85% believe that Vibe could transform their day to day lives.

We believe our product can provide users with the peace of mind and confidence they need and deserve.

 

 

 

 

 

Team
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Mor Grinfeld
Programmer
Mor is an 18-year-old high school student from Tel Aviv. She goes to Hadarim High School in Hod Hasharon, majoring in Physics and Cyber. In her spare time, Mor likes to read books and meet up with friends.
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Hadas Boni
Designer
Hadas is a 28-year-old industrial designer from Rehovot. She graduated from Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem, majoring in inclusive Industrial Design. For the past year, Hadas has been working in a company called "Young Engineers" teaching kids engineering and math using Lego bricks. “Like any project I am working on, my job as a designer is to put the user in the center of the development process and create a positive user experience.”
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Ziv Flint Goor
IDC student
Ziv is a 26-year-old student from Tel Aviv, studying at IDC Herzliya. He is majoring in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Ziv recently completed a 7-year service in the IDF as a platoon commander.
Suporters
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Shmulik Shwartz
Teacher
Head of Computer Department at "Hadarim" High School, Hod Hasharon
Collaborators
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hadarim
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All projects (tech-prototypes) are ‘open for sell’  for flat fee based on MAX proprietary commercial  and legal generic terms.

The buyer will receive all project’s properties such as :

– IP

– Source code

– Brand & Product design

– Working prototype

– Marketing & Business materials and connections

*MAX is legally authorized to make the transaction on behalf of the team.

Where are you at?

Vibe is currently developing the first prototype- estimated to finish in the end of May.

 

Technical details:

Server- written with python (pycharm environment)

Database- mysql

App- written with JAVA (android studio environment)

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Our Impact
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The app works independently without relying on an internet connection.
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The only thing needed is a smart-phone and the app.