Project Examples

Human Voice Volume Monitor

Course: 16.317 Microprocessor Systems Design I
Semester: Spring 2007
Instructor: Yan Luo
Partner:LifeLinks, Inc.

LifeLinks, Inc. is an advocate and service & support provider for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The students from the Microprocessor System Design I designed a microcontroller-based device to measure the volume of a human voice. This device will assist the hearing impaired, which can speak and have normal vision, to get visual indication of their voice volume. The students applied the knowledge of PIC microprocessors and microcontroller system design and programming to create the product, which is expected to be delivered to clients after additional improvements on the design have been made.