Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Hearing What Cannot Be Heard

 Raymond C. Van den Heuvel

Dec 13, 2006
CLU - Richter Hall Ahmanson Science Building

This presentation introduces an invention that uses TRNN artificial neurons to be able to hear what cannot be heard, such as earthquakes, magnetic storms, surface waves in liquids, heart and muscle vibrations, brain waves, and more. This tool also facilitates speech recognition and diagnosis of health and performance of living bodies and machinery in operation simply by hearing the noises they make.

Furthermore, the invention allows for modification of sounds such as speech; noise; compression; demodulation of voice formants; conversion to MIDI; and more. In all, it is a door to studying the nature of sound and hearing (performance of cochlear implants for enabling profoundly deaf people to hear and understand speech ... and someday, maybe even enjoy music; voice therapy and training; direction finding; and more).

Raymond C. Van den Heuval

Mr. Van den Heuvel has more than 42 years of electronic design experience with expertise in Analog, Digital, Video, Sensors, Servo, Data Acquisition, PLD, Microcontroller design.  Mr. Van den Heuvel has 11 patents, 6 that he owns. 
Mr Van Den Heuvel's career grew steadily over 4 decades with outstanding technical contributions for industry giants such as RCA, Westinghouse, GCE, Panavision, and others.


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