Design of a smart speaker for users with speech and motor difficultiesBlind

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Description:
With Nuvoic Home, we aim to build a prototype of the world’s first smart speaker for users with speech and motor difficulties, allowing them to interact and communicate independently with others and their surroundings via their own, unique voice.

In this EU-funded project (voiceitt.com/nuvoic-project), imec partners up with the Israel-based VoiceItt to incorporate their state-of-the-art dysarthric speech recognition software into a smart speaker. The goal is to (a) investigate which technological possibilities are available by contemporary standards and (b) adapt the device following a design thinking philosophy to ensure a match with the target group.

People with speech and motor difficulties need to be able to interact with the smart speaker via their own unique voice. Auditory feedback is given via an incorporated speaker. Visual feedback can be given via a LED-ring which resides on the PCB of the microphone array (see further for details). They often have a secondary user which can help them in assisting functions such as installation of the device and one-time setup steps.

All things concerning authentication, registration and others where a screen is needed, will be done on a separate accompanying device and are thus out of scope of this design contest.

For the first prototype, we have yet to decide on the design of the speaker enclosure. The main components have been identified in a first iteration of the project, with exception of the specific touchscreen.

In attach you find some personas we created for the intended users (primary group) and the assisting persons (secondary group)

By organizing this design contest, we hope to receive several possible designs for the smart speaker that (a) allow to integrate the components specified below and (b) fit well with the restrictions and specifications imposed by our particular target group. The design submissions will be presented to our project partners and an expert panel, who will rate them on a couple of criteria: feasibility (do all the parts fit into the design), aesthetics (subjective opinion on the look and feel) and fit with the target group (ease of use, simplicity and UX tailored to users with limited fine motor skills). At the end of this review process, we will award the winning design(s). The winner and first runner-up of the contest will receive a total sum of $100.
Wants:
Wants: A SKETCH OF THE DESIGN OF THE SPEAKER IS SUFFICIENT

The smart speaker has a number of design requirements:

1. The casing needs to take into account the following criteria:

A) A small hole for the power supply (standard smartphone adapter)

B) A Seeed respeaker mic array v2 (wiki.seeedstudio.com/ReSpeaker_Mic_Array_v2.0/) inside the box, with openings so the sound can enter from all sides. A LED ring on top of it would be nice to remain (partly) visible. Be attentive to a USB + 3.5mm audio jack connection on the board

C) A Raspberry pi 4B (www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/mechanical/README.md) should fit in the enclosure with extra space for generated heat

D) There should be a speaker (such as the visaton FR8 www.visaton.de/en/products/fullrange-systems/fr-8-4-ohm) placed inside the enclosure.

2. There are no further specific design requirements, except that the speaker must be suited for indoor use.

3. Please provide sketch or 3D model in non-proprietary file formats (e.g., jpg, pdf, STEP, OBJ, STL)

4. Nice to have: reasoning for design if there are particulars to the design (design choices, what's the rationale behind it)
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Entries

= Buyer's Rating
#17 euphoria series - smart speaker by imec by spacedeveloper
Feb 14, 2022 14:42
#15 euphoria series - smart speaker by imec by spacedeveloper
Feb 13, 2022 19:25
#1 MULTI CAVITY LIGO BRICKS MOULD by TANUMOY MAJI
Jan 19, 2022 4:26
#9 IMEC Smart Speaker by Philip_anag
Jan 27, 2022 13:09
#8 speaker by julianesteban32
Jan 23, 2022 21:33
#3 Smart Speaker for speech and motor difficulties v1 by Creator17
Jan 21, 2022 11:41

Discussion

priyobayu

Designer

Mon, 07 Feb 2022 07:13:11 +0000
Hello, I have a question about the Seeed respeaker mic array v2. Is the USB and 3.5mm audio jack connection will be internal or it needs to be accessed from the outside? Thanks

niktev

Buyer

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:30:56 +0000
Hello Philip, we don't need to access the Raspberry Pi apart from the power supply because all the connections will be internal. So you only need to include one small hole for the power source of the Raspberry Pi.

Philip_anag

Designer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:18:59 +0000
Hello! Thanks for submitting this contest!
One question regarding the Raspberry Pi. The power supply port that you mention in: "A) A small hole for the power supply (standard smartphone adapter)" is th one of the Raspberry Pi? What other ports of the Raspberry Pi do you need access to?

Sam_Mayo Eng.

Designer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 07:55:36 +0000
No, you should give feedback on the designs in order to update our concept.

niktev

Buyer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 07:45:53 +0000
We can give you feedback once the contest is over. Good luck!

Creator17

Designer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 03:44:29 +0000
Can you give ratings to the designs?

Creator17

Designer

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 03:44:00 +0000
Can you give ratings to the designs?

julianesteban32

Designer

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 14:14:05 +0000
I had not understood what you required

niktev

Buyer

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:35:06 +0000
The speaker doesn't need a keyboard.

julianesteban32

Designer

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:05:13 +0000
???

julianesteban32

Designer

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:04:28 +0000
this speaker needs a keyboard too

Sam_Mayo Eng.

Designer

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:07:32 +0000
Can you add the prize money?

niktev

Buyer

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:18:16 +0000
The links on the description seem to have a problem. You can find components on the following links:

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/

Seeed respeaker mic array v2
https://www.seeedstudio.com/ReSpeaker-Mic-Array-v2-0.html

FR8 speaker
https://www.visaton.de/en/products/drivers/fullrange-systems/fr-8-4-ohm

Creator17

Designer

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:39:39 +0000
Hello! These is a nice contest but, the links of components you have shared are not working. Can you share us the images of the components?
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:19:22 +0000
100$)

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