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Q

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Emin Demirci
Design Type:
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Website: http://www.em-in.com
Team Members: Emin Demirci, Daniela Cardona, Jeffrey Smith & Leah Demeter(http://leahdemeter.com)

The Q system is a wearable captioning device that displays text and graphed emotions in addition to allowing people with hearing loss to feel the sounds that they are missing. The system is comprised of a band that is worn on one’s hand, an array microphone clip that is worn on one’s clothing, a charging unit, and an app that can be used on a smartphone or tablet. When a person is speaking to someone who is wearing Q, their voice is captured by the array microphone, transported to the band via Bluetooth, and translated into text using voice recognition software.