Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

Backyard Creators

What is the name of your solution?

Adhesive Non Surgical Hearing Device

Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

No More children need to drill their skull for Hearing. We working on World first Adhesive Non Surgical Hearing Device

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What specific problem are you solving?

By birth and conjunctive hearing loss patients presently require Hearing aid implants which demand open skull surgeries.

In Hearing aid implantation, surgeons need to drill the skull and a  magnified electrode is placed inside the skull to enable hearing.

Globally over 466 million people and In India over 63 million people are affected by this problem Hearing aid implantation has several disadvantages such as: -the potential high risk of open skull surgery, not all surgeries have a 100% success rate. -the maximum age limitation for implantation is just 8 years -Inability to undertake an MRI for a lifetime.

-High cost of implementation which exceeds 15,000 USD

-Meningitis (infection of the fluid around the brain).

 -Unable to use a smartphone.

‘Only a mere 10 % of patients get treated because of the high cost and risk with existing solutions.’

What is your solution?

Solution

No more children need to drill there skull for hearing

1. Avoid implantation surgery.

2. Highly cost-effective over 900 USD .Our early prototype showed the adhesive non surgical hearing device which is just 6% of the cost of traditional hearing aid implantation.

 3. Suitable for all ages.

4.No restriction for using (smartphone, immigration, taking MRI). There are no post-implantation restrictions while using our product. The patients can still take lifesaving diagnostic imaging services such as MRI and enjoy radio magnetic wave-based electronic technology such as smartphones).

5. Patients Able to speak

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

Feasibility of developing a working solution Our patented technology uses trascranous magnetic stimulation. We have two patents for India-origin PCT for our hearing device technology.

Science and working principle behind the idea Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a wireless counterpart to implant-based neurostimulation. Impulse is the first to commercially develop this technology to stimulate the hearing nerves of people with deafness. Which totally avoids implantation surgery. Our Invention Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Device provides sensory stimulation, such as audible stimulation, to a subject, and in one particular example, provides sensory stimulation by generating a stimulatory electromagnetic field to selectively activate sensory neurons.

Our invention has also been verified and certified by the Japanese government through the ministry of internal affair and communication

We have successfully piloted trials of our invention with over 50 patients, who were able to use our device and hear for the first time in their lives. Also along with our product while providing continuous speech therapy we can even enable them to speak.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

We, Raman and Lakshmanan, 20-year-old twin co-founders of the startup, were honored by the Japanese government as the finest inventors in the world.Dr. Steward Gracian, who has over 8 years of experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Mr.Prasanth Goel has 15+ years of business development experience, while Mr.Shrinidhi has 2+ years of sales and marketing experience.

Our team includes two ENT doctors, two Audiologists, 10+ mentors, and field experts from diverse domains who help us carry out our plan.

In our Advisor Panel we have 

Mr.Ebin Ephrem Elavathigal,Senior Manager Bionest Incubator,BIRAC Department of Biotechnology India.

Dr.Vivek Manoharan ,Scientific Advisor 

Dr.Saravanan ,Direct of Saravanan Multispeciality Hospital

Mr.Vishnu Nagaraj,CEO of CSL

Dr.Ranjith Rajeswaren,Chief Audiologist MERP

To provide the best solutions and support, we work closely with audiologists, doctors, and other hearing professionals

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Build fundamental, resilient, and people-centered health infrastructure that makes essential services, equipment, and medicines more accessible and affordable for communities that are currently underserved;

Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Our solution's stage of development:

Prototype

How many people does your solution currently serve?

We are currently in Research and Development phase We have successfully piloted trials of our invention with over 50 patients, who were able to use our device and hear for the first time in their lives. Also along with our product while providing continuous speech therapy we can even enable them to speak.

Why are you applying to Solve?

We are applying for Program because all our primary stakeholder are in MIT for support our Research and Development ,The financial support and technical support 

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

Technology (e.g. software or hardware, web development/design, data analysis, etc.)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Raman , CTO , Head of R & D

More About Your Solution

What makes your solution innovative?

No more children need to drill there skull for hearing

1. Avoid implantation surgery.

2. Highly cost-effective over 900 USD .our early prototype showed the adhesive non surgical hearing device which is just 6% of the cost of traditional hearing aid implantation.  

3. Suitable for all ages.

4.No restriction for using (smartphone, immigration, taking MRI). There are no post-implantation restrictions while using our product. The patients can still take lifesaving diagnostic imaging services such as MRI and enjoy radio magnetic wave-based electronic technology such as smartphones).

5. Patients Able to speak

Our patented technology uses trascranous magnetic stimulation. We have two patents for India-origin PCT for our hearing device technology.

Science and working principle behind the idea Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a wireless counterpart to implant-based neurostimulation. Impulse is the first to commercially develop this technology to stimulate the hearing nerves of people with deafness. Which totally avoids implantation surgery. Our Invention Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Device provides sensory stimulation, such as audible stimulation, to a subject, and in one particular example, provides sensory stimulation by generating a stimulatory electromagnetic field to selectively activate sensory neurons.

What are your impact goals for the next year and the next five years, and how will you achieve them?

The problem we will solve will have an impact on the lives of 140 million children around the world in next five year. Breaking the Barrier to Hearing Aid Implantation.This is the supporting rational qualitative and quantitative measures.

No more children need to drill their skull for Hearing.The Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Aid has been successfully clinically piloted with over 50+ patients who are able to hear through our device for the first time in their lives without having to undergo implantation surgery

How are you measuring your progress toward your impact goals?

We are going to do a production for first 100,000 Units after that we have plan to license our technology it will impacting a every corner of the world even in the tribal area

What is your theory of change?

The problem we will solve will have an impact on the lives of 140 million children around the world in next five year. Breaking the Barrier to Hearing Aid Implantation.This is the supporting rational qualitative and quantitative measures.

No more children need to drill their skull for Hearing.The Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Aid has been successfully clinically piloted with over 50+ patients who are able to hear through our device for the first time in their lives without having to undergo implantation surgery

Describe the core technology that powers your solution.

Our patented technology uses trascranous magnetic stimulation. We have two patents for India-origin PCT for our hearing device technology.

Science and working principle behind the idea Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a wireless counterpart to implant-based neurostimulation. Impulse is the first to commercially develop this technology to stimulate the hearing nerves of people with deafness. Which totally avoids implantation surgery. Our Invention Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Device provides sensory stimulation, such as audible stimulation, to a subject, and in one particular example, provides sensory stimulation by generating a stimulatory electromagnetic field to selectively activate sensory neurons.

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new technology

How do you know that this technology works?

The Adhesive Non-surgical Hearing Aid has been successfully clinically piloted with over 50+ patients who are able to hear through our device for the first time in their lives without having to undergo implantation surgery

Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Audiovisual Media
  • Biotechnology / Bioengineering
  • Manufacturing Technology

Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?

  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 10. Reduced Inequalities

In which countries do you currently operate?

  • India

In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • United States
Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

Not registered as any organization

How many people work on your solution team?

Full Time Employee 1.Raman ,Co Founder 2.Lakshmanan,Co Founder 3.Dr. Steward Gracian, Medical Advisor 4.Mr.Prashant Goel ,Head of business Development 5.Mr.Shrinidhi,Product Designer Part time Employee 1.Ramji ,Hardware Engineer 2.Mrunmayee ,Human centric Designer 3.Rekha , R & D Our team has 5 Full time Employed and 3 part time Employed

How long have you been working on your solution?

8 Months

What is your approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your work?

We are Improving the quality of disabled people lives by achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 . 

  • We assist people in hearing and being heard

  • we enable people to connect with others and live a full life

  • We assist in changing people's perceptions of and treatment for hearing loss.

  • We innovate and bring to market a variety of non-surgical hearing solutions that provide lifetime hearing outcomes

  • We strive to make a difference in the lives of millions of people through our products.

The vision of the startup is to create an impact on over 10 million people

Your Business Model & Funding

What is your business model?

The Business model we are going to follow is B2B, B2G, B2B2C. The B2C Consumer market provides Adhesive Non-surgical Solution Accessories. In B2B2C Customization services like Cross-selling, Pilot order, and App Customization.

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Organizations (B2B)

What is your plan for becoming financially sustainable?

We have various model to become sustainable like Governments Grants ,Investment Fund raising , CSR Funds, and Participating on various International Programs for Prize Amount

Share some examples of how your plan to achieve financial sustainability has been successful so far.

Our team has Raised a fund of 10,000 USD from winning various international programs for Idea to POC

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