December. 04, 2020 News

Sonavi Labs CEO, Ellington West, will provide the keynote lecture along with James West, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). The meeting, Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE), will be held December 7-11th, 2020, centering on ASA’s mission to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics.

In support of this mission and their own commitment to leveraging the power of acoustics and sound in technology, Ellington and James will discuss Feelix, a digital stethoscope with active noise suppression and automatic detection of abnormalities in lung sound. Feelix is the first product launched by Sonavi Labs and features a classification algorithm that can instantly detect abnormalities by analyzing body sounds. It is designed for professional physicians and healthcare workers, as well as adults and pediatric patients of chronic diseases.

The keynote lecture will be presented Monday, December 7th at 4:30 p.m. to a group of nearly 1,000 event attendees and ASA members. More information and registration for the event can be found here.

Ellington is the daughter of Dr. James West. She completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science and Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In 2009, Ellington led market research at Observation Baltimore, and later served as both a researcher and moderator. From Observation Baltimore, Ellington went on to serve as the North-East Director of Sales for a national healthcare organization and was responsible for the revenue and business of over 30 practices.

James West is a U.S. inventor and professor who, in 1962, developed the electret transducer technology later used in 90 percent of contemporary microphones. James West attended Temple University before working for Bell Labs. Along with Gerhard M. Sessler, he developed the foil electret microphone, an inexpensive, compact device that is now used in 90 percent of all contemporary microphones. A prolific writer as well, West has more than 250 patents and became a professor at Johns Hopkins University.