Fraunhofer IDMT’s audio software enables an individual listening experience
Everyone hears differently – this applies inside a vehicle too. That is why Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg has developed a technological concept for fast and individual sound adaptation, which has been integrated into the multimedia system of vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Group AG. At the heart of the development is an algorithm that easily adjusts the sound of music according to passengers’ wishes. Once set, the sound is optimally adapted to listening preferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.