“To create a ripple effect to better the lives of those with profound deafness”.
Rippl are a Young Enterprise group from ACG Parnell College. 6 year 13 students make up the team who presented at Kea Inspire 2017.
- Tiffany Chee (CEO)
- Dylan Surti (Finance)
- Derek Chow and Leanne Chew (Marketing)
- Horace Lee (Communications)
- Arnav Shetty (Production)
A passion to do good
Ignited by the story of a deaf university student who was left alone during an evacuation as he was unable to hear the alarm, the group are now on a mission to help the hearing impaired.
They’ve devised a product called The Pulse which reconnects the hearing impaired with the auditory environment. A “sleek and stigma free situational stimulator band” which sends vibrations to the wearer allowing them to feel their environment.
Rippl believe they are the world’s first business to create a device like The Pulse. They were finalists in the Auckland Region Dragons Den, came second in iDEAStarter, and are currently exploring a partnership with the National Foundation of the Deaf (NFD).
Next for Rippl is to develop a prototype for controlled testing before public testing. These research and development phases require the team to raise $75,000 in start-up capital and are currently seeking donations.