Speech Recognition for Products and Processes

Fraunhofer IDMT offers companies of all sizes speech recognition systems for their products and processes. Because speech recognition, used correctly, can be a decisive competitive advantage. Speech recognizers create the basis for focusing on core tasks. In new products, and as a retrofitted solution. This applies, for example, to the control of your machines, but also to the solutions you offer your customers. For example, necessary documentation tasks can be simplified and made more secure. Existing and new product lines and services become smarter with speech recognition and improve interaction with customers.

Our services for you

  • Our own robust speech recognition - on embedded systems and on-premises. With or without cloud - we can do both.
    We are the »voice enablers« for your devices and processes.
  • If you wish, you can run our speech recognition in your own cloud and offer your own services for it
  • Audio system technology for speech and acoustic pattern recognition, microphoning and signal pre-processing:
    We combine customized in-house hardware and software development and the best from the market for you
  • Application-specific adaptation of vocabulary
  • Independent evaluation of speech recognition systems and acoustic sensors. We have the infrastructure and expertise to
    evaluate audio quality in a wide variety of test scenarios

Hearing around the corner! Even in the presence of ambient noise, lack of eye contact and a greater distance between microphone and speaker, our technology works reliably. Our applications meet the highest regulatory requirements for data protection and data security. Contact us!

Speaking with machines

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We develop application-specific, robust and intuitive speech recognition solutions for use in industry and production. The speech recognition can be easily integrated and works even without an internet connection. Even under challenging acoustic conditions, the voice commands can be reliably recognized. 

Insights into research and practice


Reliable speech documentation

Automatic speech recognition for contactless documentation, e.g. in maintenance tasks, quality assurance or logistics


Press Release / 4.11.2021

Speech recognition for the hospitality sector

Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to the digitalization of the hospitality sector within the newly established Foodservice Digital Hub.



Reliable detection of calls for help and critical events - at home and at work


Press Release / 31.8.2018

Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker

The Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg has developed the audio technology for Deutsche Telekom’s smart speaker. At the heart of the work is the optimized interaction of speakers and microphones for voice control even in a noisy environment. 


Speech Assistance for Citizen Services

Interaction with authorities is often complex and lengthy. Can long waiting times and the time-consuming filling out of applications be avoided? Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg and Fraunhofer FOKUS in Berlin are addressing this question in the »Language Assistant for Citizen Services« project.  


Self-determined speech training with ISi-Speech

Individualized speech recognition for rehabilitation of persons with significantly reduced speech intelligibility.

Audio System Technology from Oldenburg

From initial idea to design and construction of the demonstrator to acoustic end-of-line inspection: We develop audio system solutions for you.

R&D-Services and Licencing

Please contact us in case you are interested in our expertise and services.

Assistive Speech and Language Analysis

The development and utilisation of digital speech processing technologies can make an important contribution to individual capacity for verbal communication.


All solutions at a glance

Here you can find further information about our solutions of the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA.