SCIT Students Receive Government Funding
The School of Computer & IT is pleased to announce that graduating students Haleema Amir and Misha Zahid have secured government funding for their final year project, Larynx, via the Ignite National Technology Fund (https://ignite.org.pk/).
Larynx is a communication technology developed by SCIT students for people who are not able to produce speech sounds but are able to produce some minimal muscle movement, such as people who have undergone a laryngectomy. It uses sensors to collect neuromuscular signals from a person’s face and converts it into speech, thereby creating a speech interface for people who cannot speak.
The funding has been received from the National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI) of the Ignite National Technology Fund. Ignite focuses on fourth industrial wave technology and on ecosystem development initiatives to fulfill its mission of creating a knowledge economy in Pakistan. Their national network of incubators nurtures startups, while their seed fund provides grants to innovative, deep technology projects and startups. The School of IT at BNU is delighted that Misha Zahid and Haleema Amir’s innovative project has made it to the list of projects approved for 2020.
This is a short video showcasing their work: https://youtu.be/aU3T5x7zZjM