Digital Event  /  October 26, 2020  -  October 29, 2020

Fraunhofer Solution Days 2020

Presentation. Inspiration. Vision: The digital Fraunhofer event in autumn 2020.

What can you expect? On October 26–29, 2020, the Fraunhofer Solution Days address four topics that are extremely relevant for the power of innovation in Germany and Europe: Health. The digital economy. Systems and mechanical engineering. Mobility. View interesting presentations on current technology highlights and significant solutions, take a virtual visit to the exhibition, and participate in live chats with Fraunhofer experts.

Fraunhofer IDMT welcomes you as an exhibitor to the Fraunhofer Solution Days with a virtual booth adressing the topic "systems and mechanical engineering". Learn more about the potential and use of our acoustic and AI solutions for production and meet our experts from the fields of product development and quality management in a live chat. 

Meet us on the following dates!

October 26, 2020 I topic day 1: systems and mechanical engineering – improving productions processes

virtual booth with Fraunhofer IDMT experts in live chat and presentation

October 28, 2020 I topic day 3: the health economy – rethinking procedures


Exhibits at our virtual booth

VIPRA – Making virtual products audible in space

While modern simulation and visualization processes are already making it possible to experience the products of the future visually on computers, they still reach their limits when it comes to authentically reproducing acoustics. “False color charts” can be used to visually demonstrate how far the sound of a virtual product model spreads. But does the machine have a decent sound or does it emit disruptive noise? And what impact does changing a component have on acoustics? The Fraunhofer IDMT is providing a new digital product-development tool in the form of VIPRA, which, for the first time ever, enables us to realistically experience the sound of virtual products in space, allowing acoustic properties to be consciously designed and specifically optimized right from the drafting stage.

ISAAC - Industrial sound analysis for automated quality control

The quality of an industrial manufacturing process can often be determined by characteristic sounds. Experienced machine operators can hear if a deviation of the process occurs. They are therefore an important part of quality control. With the increasing automation of industrial production lines, new challenges for quality management arise. Increasingly complex inspection tasks require new possibilities for fast, efficient and accurate quality inspection, whether in-line or end-of-line. Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an unmistakable role here. But how much AI-expertise is necessary to be able to perform the quality assessment of process noise automatically? The new software framework "ISAAC" from Fraunhofer IDMT contains pre-trained AI models and methods for audio analysis that can be used to automate the quality control of manufacturing processes. Even users without AI expert knowledge can use this audio analysis tool to achieve fast and reliable results for their quality assurance and to make prompt decisions regarding quality assessment.

The hearable for the smart industrial workplace

At the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2020 the Division Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology in Oldenburg presents its technologies for a hearable for the smart industrial workplace. Due to KI-based noise selection, one device directly in the ears is able to combine hearing protection with crystal clear and safe communication at the noisy workplace. In combination with solutions of the Fraunhofer IDMT-HSA for robust speech recognition and acoustic event detection further human-technology interaction can be implemented – such as voice control for machines or hands-free documentation. Additionally an acoustic process monitoring, e.g. for the reliable and documented clicking into place of mechanical connections, can be integrated. Furthermore, the local data processing ensures high data protection.


Audio is the new video. Acoustic and AI solutions for production.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Bös, M.S./SUNY
October 26, 2020 I auditorium highlights I 2:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Acoustics plays an increasingly important role in the product development process – whether in product design, during the production process or in final inspection. The presentation will introduce practical acoustic and AI technologies for industrial production along the value chain.

EEG laboratory to go

Dr.-Ing. Insa Wolf
October 28, 2020 I auditorium highlights I 12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

The »EEG laboratory to go« should make it possible in the future to record data outside the laboratory over longer periods of time and thereby enable new findings on e.g. sleeping disorders or epilepsy. The reduction of signal artefacts in the data analysis and a high wearing comfort of the hardware are central challenges.