over 6 years ago by Caleb00
Which problem are you trying to solve?
Yunus is a project geared at providing very proficient and cheap hearing and visual aids to patients. It also takes into
account customizability and comfort for the best use and aid.
How are you going to solve the problem?
We are determined to solve the problem by building and deploying cheap and proficient aids by fabricating at a very low
cost so as to sell at a very low competitive price.
What is the impact of your project?
We live in a time where a lot of people have less than optimal visual and auditory acuity. BUT, the market for these
aids is very monopolized and expensive. Yunus will provide for MILLIONS of patients
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
Yes, Yunus hearing aids and spectacles can be manufactured at the OpenLab with the use of 3D printers and Laser
Cutters. And also, basic electronic components, like transistors and minicircuit boards
Describe your project in detail
We at Yunus have noticed how we live in a world of increasingly harmful lights and sounds. In the world, today, 1 in 4
people suffers from a kind of visual problem, and 1 in 9 suffer from a kind of auditory inefficiency. In other words,
more and more people are seeing less and hearing less. However, the industry that provides the aids for these
conditions, sell at a very high price. A good pair of prescription glasses, on average costs about upwards of $150, and
good hearing aids are even more expensive than laptops. This is a sad turn of events, seeing as a lot of people require
these things to live a normal day to day life. It is therefore the prime mission of us, the people of Yunus, to
manufacture durable and affordable prescription glasses and hearing aids, to help the people that need them. There is
also the added features of it being fashionable and comfortable, and flexible. And also the future method of selling and
delivering on an online shopping platform, for easy access from anywhere around the world.
Also, an app will the
developed to accompany the business plan. This app will be used to purchase the products online and also to scan
people's ears and faces, so as to provide the best specs for the design on a customized product that would feel
comfortable and fashionable for the customer.
We also happen to have the help and solicitation of professional eye and
ear practitioners in major hospitals like LUTH and UCH. This will help us to provide suitable and competitive