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H20-INNOSUPSME-Innovation in SMEs

Development of a telephone headset with voice diminishing technology

Awarded: NOK 0.48 mill.


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2018 - 2018

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Voico is developing a noise cancelling technology that will reduce noise created from telephone conversations, and increase the confidentiality of telephone conversations. By implementing a sound cancelling unit in a telephone headset, Voico's technology will reduce the noise from the human voice spreading from the telephone conversation to the surroundings. Thus, those located near the telephone conversation will not be disturbed or be able to hear the conversation's content. In this way, a firms' employees operating in open plan offices will no longer suffer from noise created by their colleagues talking on the phone. By contributing to a better work environment through a lower level of disturbing noise, Voico's technology will help in decreasing stress and exhaustion among employees. Moreover, for those interested in ensuring a private conversation over the telephone, Voico's technology will also fulfil this purpose. The feasibility study concerns reducing technological risk through optimizing and developing a wearable test device for use in pilot tests, as well as development of a business model and a business plan for expanding into the European market.

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H20-INNOSUPSME-Innovation in SMEs

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