Area 23, Wavio and Google collaborated to create the world's first smart device that helped the deaf see sound. Its machine learning algorithm helped detect up to 75 different types of sounds from a baby crying to a fire alarm going off and alerted its user via smartphone app and visual cues.  
The Challenge:
Use form to communicate and enhance the function of the device. Be sensitive to the size and location of internal components while considering user interaction and device placement. 
SIR Design provided use consultation and form iteration helping Area 23 and Wavio win the 2019 Canne's Grand Prix for Tech Innovation.
How See Sound Works - Video by A23 for Wavio 
Pre-Production Renderings
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