Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Representation by Sound of the 3D Position of Objects

Posted by Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityResponsive · Innovative Products and Technologies · Israel

Summary of the technology

The Top Speech Algorithm
Project ID : 10-2017-4418

Description of the technology

RenewSenses - Conveying the visual world through sound


Audio, Algorithms, Medical Applications

Current Development Dtage

TRL4 Technology validated in lab


Sensory substitution and/or verbalization systems and devices are human-machine interfaces which receive information via one modality (for example visually) and translate it into another modality (for example, auditory or haptic)

The main challenge in sensory substitution systems is to reduce the cognitive overload and reduce the amount of information coming from the visual modality and translated to the user.

The current approaches are insufficient in describing complex scenes and are limited in their ability to provide users with accurate, quickly-acquired knowledge of the position and identities of elements in the scene.

Our Innovation

RenewSenses technology enables people know which objects are around them; where they are located; and also have a new form of perceptual experience of their visual elements, through a new sensory language composed of musical notes and speech

The technology bring an impact visually impaired people

The technology has applications for public safety and homeland security domains


A novel form of eyes-free interaction with the visual world, with relevance to many other use cases of human enhancement and rehabilitation

Renewsenses presentation at MassChallenge:">https://youtu.be/nZFpwogQ_AE

LiveDemo at AIPAC">https://youtu.be/r6bz1pOEJWg

Project manager

Aviv Shoher

Project researchers

Amir Amedi
HUJI, School of Medicine - IMRIC
Medical Neurobiology

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About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Technology Transfer Office from Israel

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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