Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

Excellent applied research for your success

Monitoring of industrial manufacturing processes, traffic monitoring or identifying manipulations in audio data - at the headquarters in Ilmenau, Thuringia, everything revolves around the safe and efficient AI-based recognition and classification of audio and video data. Another focus is the development of audio technologies for virtual acoustic product experiences as well as customized solutions for the production and reproduction of authentic and spatial sound experiences for the professional audio and entertainment sectors. We serve the current trend towards energy-efficient and miniaturized loudspeakers with intelligent control algorithms.

In the Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA department in Oldenburg, key technologies are developed for "The Hearing Car". Machines are trained to be able to "hear" in order to minimize downtimes. Robust speech recognizers make devices listen and enable contactless control and quality assurance. In the health sector, speech and language analysis systems are being developed for therapeutic applications and, thanks to mobile EEG systems, the sleeping laboratory comes home. Thanks to algorithms for better speech intelligibility and personalized sound quality, hearables are becoming suitable for the work world – and media use a listening pleasure for everyone.

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Oldenburg branch

  • Speech recognition and event detection
  • Mobile Neurotechnologies
  • Assistive speech and language analysis
  • Sound quality and speech intelligibility
  • Audio signal enhancement and audio system technology

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19.5.2022

Fraunhofer IDMT mourns the passing of its business partner and good friend Dagfinn Bach

It was with deep sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of our long-time business partner and loyal companion, Dagfinn Bach, with whom we had a wonderful friendship for many years.
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18.5.2022

Seeing speech

New algorithms from Fraunhofer IDMT form the basis for the »Dialogue Detection« in Steinberg Media Technologies’ latest version of its audio post-production software Nuendo. The function reliably recognises speech components in the audio track and in so doing enables audio professionals to easily separate passages with and without speech into different tracks. Fraunhofer IDMT supplied algorithms for measuring, evaluating and displaying speech intelligibility for the previous version of Nuendo too.
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18.5.2022

Under pressure…

The acoustic sensor systems of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT are used in industrial error and condition monitoring as well as automated quality control. In the »KI-MUSIK4.0« project, experts are further developing their technologies for use in highly integrated multi-sensor systems. One such application is the detection of pneumatic actuator leakage. At Hannover Messe 2022, the institute’s Oldenburg branch will provide practical insights into the results so far as well as its portfolio of products and services for industry.
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27.4.2022

When speaking is difficult

The consequences of a stroke can be manifold. If a patient is affected afterwards by a speech disorder, this might be aphasia – a neuropsychological aftereffect of the stroke. Targeted logopaedic treatment can help. This is the focus, among others, of »HiSSS«, a project that has just started, which includes hybrid and interactive speech and language therapy. Under the leadership of SpeechCare GmbH, Fraunhofer IDMT is developing new approaches in collaboration with HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Bitnamic GmbH.
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Fraunhofer IDMT

Ehrenbergstr. 31
98693 Ilmenau
Germany
Phone +49 3677 467-0

 

Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology

Fraunhofer IDMT
Marie-Curie-Straße 2
26129 Oldenburg
Germany
Phone +49 0441 2172400