HomeSound: In-Home System for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Users

Graduate student Dhruv Jain of the Makeability Lab at the University of Washington  demonstrates HomeSound, an in-home system for improving sound awareness for deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) users. HomeSound consists of a microphone, visual display, and multiple devices installed in the home. The system detects and visualizes, in real time, common household sounds like appliance functions, fire alarms, running water, speech, and more. A smartwatch supports wearable alerts.