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 experience 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, 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.

Our Locations

 

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

News

Latest News

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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7.3.2022

Inaugural visit of the president of the University of Oldenburg

The Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA can look back on many years of familiar cooperation with the University of Oldenburg. We have welcomed Prof. Dr. Bruder, the new President of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg for his inaugural visit at the HSA.
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4.11.2021

Speech recognition for the hospitality sector

September 2021 saw the launch of the innovation network “Foodservice Digital Hub”. Coordinated by the University of Leipzig, leading representatives of the sector are working hand in hand with innovative start-ups and research partners to develop viable future scenarios and digital prototypes. Fraunhofer IDMT from Oldenburg is contributing its know-how in the integration of speech recognition.
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2.11.2021

Better understanding

New audio analysis methods from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT help audio professionals to evaluate speech intelligibility in an objective way and in so doing make an important contribution to the optimal audio mix. At the 31st »Tonmeistertagung« trade exhibition on 3-6 November 2021 in Düsseldorf, IDMT’s Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA will present its portfolio of solutions.
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Events

conference

DAGA 2022 – 48. Jahrestagung für Akustik

March 21 – 24, 2022 | Stuttgart and online

trade fair

Hannover Messe 2022

30 May - 02 June, 2022 | Hannover

 

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