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U·me / smart robot


U·ME is a speaking training robot designed for children with hearing impairment.Many children suffer from hearing impairment early in life.Although most of them can hear a slight sound.However, there are still great obstacles to their oral English learning and training.U·ME is composed of a robot body and a handheld module.Children can practice their mouth movements according to the LITTLE Ume in the screen. The hand holding module can also be trained with exhalation and inhalation to train the speech breathing ability of hearing impaired children. The above training can help children learn spoken English more effectively.


Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Hang Zhou, China

Yuyang Li,
Zhejiang University

Jing Zhou,
Zhejiang University

Bing Li,
Zhejiang University

Jiacheng Cao,
Zhejiang University