Odile Clavier is a research engineer at Creare LLC. Her general areas of interest include dynamics, controls, and precision engineering with an emphasis on biomedical applications. She has a lot of experience with hearing assessment technology as well as mobile health applications. For this Open Source Hearing Aid, Odile is the lead investigator: she keeps the team moving forward toward a platform that successfully meets the needs of the hearing research community.
Chip Audette is a research engineer at Creare LLC. Chip has a long-standing interest in audio and speech processing, in embedded processing systems, and in hearing conservation. For Tympan, Chip has been leading the initial system design and prototyping, including the development of the initial firmware.
Daniel Rasetshwane directs the Auditory Signal Processing Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. His research interests include design and evaluation of audio signal processing algorithms for hearing aids, use of loudness as a suprathreshold measure of cochlear function, understating suprathreshold heading deficits and hidden hearing loss, acoustic reflectance, otoacoustic emissions, and cochlear mechanics. For Tympan, Daniel develops and implements innovative hearing aid algorithms.
Stephen Neely is currently the director of the Communication Engineering Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. His research interests have focused primarily on modeling cochlear mechanics, and Steve has shared his algorithms and software for many years on the audres website. On this project, Steve develops and implements new hearing aid algorithms.
Joel Murphy is heading the community building and commercialization teams for Tympan, leading the build of the official website, forum, and blog. He has a longstanding interest in creating sustainable Open Source Hardware projects. His background is in kinetic sculpture, and he taught Physical Computing at Parsons The New School For Design for 8 years between 2006 and 2014. He is the co-founder of two open-source hardware startups: Pulse Sensor and OpenBCI.
Neil Murphy provides infographics and web visuals for the Tympan project. His career paths have led him through audio engineering, music and sound design, graphic and web design, and fine arts. Many of his current fine art themes derive from neuroscience topics.
Brennen Bearnes is providing web, hosting, and community support for the Tympan project. He has been a software development lead for SparkFun Electronics and a technical writer for DigitalOcean. He currently works on web infrastructure and tutorial content for Adafruit Industries.