Cough Recognition of Rats

In cooperation with the Dutch institute Nederlands Vaccin Instituut (NVI), a system for cough recognition for rats has been developed. The reason for this research were pharmacologic studies with rats that were carried out at NVI to test the effectiveness of drugs with rats, e.g. for influenza medications. Comparing the number of coughs in a group that was given the drug with a control group delivered information about the way the drug works.

Responsibilities of Fraunhofer IDMT

Based on available technologies, the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA optimized their detection systems to the required precision for this special application. Using the developed procedures, several hundred hours of audio material were automatically analyzed for the customer.

The project Cough Recognition of Rats was funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK).


Audio System Technology

From initial idea to design and construction of the demonstrator to acoustic end-of-line inspection: We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.