Experience emotions as a sixth sense

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We help neurodivergent people interpret emotions by expressing them as vibrations on a haptic wristband.

HOW IT WORKS

LISTEN

Our proprietary algorithm analyzes the pitch changes in your speech and determines the emotion being expressed.

VIBRATE

Our haptic wristband releases a unique vibration specific to the emotion being expressed, enabling people to feel the emotional valence of people they speak to.

CONNECT

People can strengthen their relationships with shared emotional understanding.

 

THE POWER OF NEURODIVERSITY

We're tired of products forcing traditional methods of learning on a diverse population. At Valence, we value neurodiversity and aren't here to offer a one size fits all product.

 

Facial expressions and vocal pitch can be hard to read, not just for neurodivergent people. With our wristband, any person can learn to interpret emotions as haptic feedback, a much easier way to understand how your loved ones feel.

 
 

MEET THE TEAM

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Chloe Duckworth
 

Chloe is a junior at USC studying computational neuroscience. She's also a student-entrepreneur. Outside of Valence, she is the cofounder of Hope Hearted, a 501(c)(3) organization helping to protect unhoused people in the Bay Area from COVID, and Brainstrong, a behavioral tracking application for Dementia patients and their caregivers to elucidate meaningful trends over time.

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Shannon Brownlee
   

Shannon is a junior at USC double majoring in computer science and quantitative biology. Within computer science she specializes in machine learning and cyber security, and within quantitative biology her expertise is in computational genomics and neuroscience. Outside of Valence, Shannon works as a software engineer for Lucid Circuit, Inc where she makes models using satellite data. She also acts as a research project lead for the viral genomics project at the Center for AI in Society’s undergraduate branch.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

We're recruiting users to test our product. If you or someone you know may be interested in trying Valence, please submit the form below!

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