Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
ZVOOK- offline mobile application for deaf people
Explain your project in details:
om cochlear implants, but it has a lot of risks and bad consequences. In the event of a threat of an accident, deaf people around the world are particularly at risk because they do not hear the alarming siren, and public places are not equipped with visual warning devices. And this is not the only overlooked problem among people who are deaf or hard of hearing. There are a lot of dangerous situations when it is not envisaged that people hearing loss can face it too. Fortunately, nowadays our society is trying to create all conditions for people with deafness. Our company THE EVE is targeted to make deaf people's lives a lot more easier through an application on smartphones, which can be easily accessed. ZVOOK is the must-have app for all deaf and hard of hearing. It indicates sounds of most dangerous situations including fire alarm and gunshots, so people with hearing loss are also can be warned of the potential danger. ZVOOK is to be providing more features, including dog barking, car honking and baby crying. It also has an emergency button, which will send messages to their beloved one, in order to notify them and ask for a help if it is needed. THE EVE`s mission statement: to add a fresh view into current social issues which remained unsolved for a long time. . As a social enterprise of young people, we work to reduce the problems people with disabilities face everyday in the society we are all living in, using most contemporary and beneficial ways. The physically handicapped face problems as they attempt to adjust the demands of living in social environment. We tackle these crucial issues by creating truly helpful platforms for people with disabilities. Just like this, we created ZVOOK, a mobile application for those, who are not able to be warned of most possible dangerous situations, like fire alarm, dog barking, or gunshot.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
THE EVE`s new project ZVOOK will succeed in a targeted market, because we are providing the following advantages: - We are ones of the few on the market, who provide such ability to deaf people. - We created a strong technology, involving substantial and useful help to deaf people. - An app works in offline mode and indicates danger notifications in the most proper way. - It has an emergency button, which will send messages to their beloved one, in order to notify them and ask for a help if it is needed. - Finally, the problem ZVOOK solves is very relevant these days.
Sustainability and future plans
In the immediate future THE EVE want to accomplish next goals: - Provide a strategic planning and setting up the proper investment by securing investors. - First to market, rapid development and penetration of market to enhance visibility to potential acquirers. - In future ZVOOK is to be improved by a separated microphone, which could be sticked to the clothes to provide a higher quality sound recording. - We will also enhance the current system by adding more options, such as dog barking and baby crying
Your profile as an entrepreneur
The company was founded in Aktobe City, Kazakhstan by three high-school students of Nazarbayev Intellectual School: Inkar Bolat, Sabina Akhmetova