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SMART MICROPHONES FOR SMART DEVICES

Soundskrit is leveraging years of research in biomimetic microphone design to develop directional MEMS microphones that will greatly improve speech recognition and audio capture in consumer devices.

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A Future With Spatial Audio

Emerging voice interfaces and spatial audio based applications have driven a need to capture sound from farther distances while remaining robust to noise. To achieve this, large arrays of multiple microphones are typically used to listen to a specific direction and ignore surrounding noise. However, shrinking the footprint of these arrays into form factors compatible with consumer devices severely degrades the audio quality and performance.

Rethinking Sound Capture

Soundskrit is rethinking how we capture sound at the most fundamental level. We've looked at decades of research into the auditory system of small insects that can sense sound with incredible directional acuity. The team has designed a patent-protected microphone and complementary software that can separate and localize sounds coming from multiple directions all with a single microphone, without relying on large microphone arrays.

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MEMS Hardware

Soundskrit’s core technology is a new sensing element that measures the particle velocity of sound (i.e. flow), as opposed to pressure. Our nano-sized sensing elements can be stacked on top of each other to separate sounds from multiple directions.

Spatial Audio Processing

By leveraging the velocity information of the incoming sound, Soundskrit can improve existing acoustic processing algorithms such as source localization and separation. Additionally this information can be used to develop a variety of new audio-based features for consumer devices.

Extended frequency range
SUPERIOR SNR
CONSTANT DIRECTIONALITY
SMALL SIZE
WHAT DOES SOUNDSKRIT DO?

Applications

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Conferencing

Enhanced call quality with less reverberation

Automotive

Improved voice interaction with your vehicle and continuous health diagnostics

Smart Homes

Enabling voice interaction with all your devices at home

Hearables

Situation-aware devices that allow you to choose which sounds you want to listen in to

Smartphones

New features that allow your audio to zoom in with your video recording

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Our Team

Sahil K. Gupta
Co-founder & Product Lead

Sahil recieved his B.S. and MEng. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University where he worked with the MEMS lab on the DARPA NZERO program to develop zero-power wireless sensors. He was recently named one of C2 Montreal’s top 25 emerging entrepreneurs in Quebec.

Stephane Leahy
Co-founder & Hardware Lead

Stephane completed his PhD in mechanical engineering at Queen's University. He developed highly sensitive MEMS piezoelectric cantilevers for biosensing. His work led to several innovations and 6 journal publications. Stephane is currently a postdoc at McGill University.

Frederic Lepoutre
Co-founder & Software Lead

Frederic graduated from ENSEA and Georgia Tech with two Masters degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Ever since, he has worked in the audio industry where he developed expertise in acoustic signal processing applied to microphones and loudspeakers for home audio and automotive applications.

Ahmed Abdel Aziz
MEMS & Microfabrication Engineer

Ahmed received the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to pursue his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo. He has over 12 years of experience in MEMS design, microfabrication, and testing. Ahmed has authored 20+ publications and holds 8 patents in the field of MEMS.

Helge Seetzen
Business Advisor

Helge has co-founded several tech startups and scaled them to successful outcomes including the sale of Brightside Technologies to Dolby Labs in 2007. Protected by over 100 patents, his work on HDR technology has been broadly adopted by the display industry.

Ron Miles
Technical Advisor

Distinguished Professor Ron Miles serves as the chair of the Department of Mech. Engineering at Binghamton University. With over 40 years of experience in acoustics, Prof. Miles has pioneered work in bio-inspired microphones that has led to significant attention in over 100 countries. He holds over 20 patents and has over 100 publications.

James Windmill
Technical Advisor

James Windmill is a professor at the University of Strathclyde. His research focuses on the investigation of hearing systems in insects to inspire the development of new acoustic and ultrasonic sensors and systems. Dr. Windmill is featured in more than 50 publications.

Christof Faller
Technical Advisor

Dr. Christof Faller worked in the Speech and Acoustics Research Department at Bell Labs Lucent from 2000 to 2004 on audio coding for satellite radio, MP3 Surround, and the MPEG Surround international standard. He is currently managing director at Illusonic and has won a number of awards for his contributions and inventions in spatial audio.

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