January. 04, 2021 News

Sonavi Labs Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Ian McLane, placed second in the Collegiate Inventors Competition®, a national and annual competition that awards funding, networking, marketing exposure, and mentorship from professionals at the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. Ian and his research team at Johns Hopkins University, including Adebayo Eisape, Valerie Rennoll, and advisors Jim West and Mounya Elhilali, placed second for Hearo, a self-powered, flexible electrostatic transducer that can be tuned and optimized to minimize differences in acoustic impedance and attenuation. Its ability to be tuned to closely match the mechanical properties of the medium it is recording, enables significantly higher-quality acoustic recordings and communications, even in noisy environments. Learn more about the CIC and the world-class inventors who participated in this year’s program.