First-rate sound for every listener
Developing an audio device that offers optimum sound experience to all people is not easy. The great challenge is that each person has their own listening preferences. For this reason, the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT has developed adaptive algorithms as well as intuitive methods for adjusting personal sound. Together with a customer, this technology has now been successfully integrated in headphones as well.
The »NEMO« project is exploring anonymisation techniques, using the example of electroencephalograms (EEG)
Patient data enjoy extensive protection in Europe. However, this often means that their usability in medical research is restricted. The newly launched »NEMO« project is using the example of EEG data from sleep monitoring systems to investigate the extent to which a person can be clearly identified from biosignals. Anonymisation techniques are then to be developed that allow a use of data in research and development that complies with data protection regulations. Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg is the project coordinator.
Competence assessment tool for the medical sector
In cooperation with Fraunhofer IDMT and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, worldiety GmbH, a software company from Oldenburg, has launched the website of the »AudioCAT« research project. The partners use intelligent software to evaluate specialist knowledge and soft skills, with the aim of being able to assess applicants for positions in medicine and patient care even better. The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Project Number 16SV8821). The system can be tested on the following website: https://audiocat.de/exam
Fraunhofer IDMT Ilmenau presents a broad range of scientific contributions at the DAGA 2023 conference for acoustics
From March 6 to 9, 2023, the 49th Annual Conference on Acoustics - DAGA 2023 - will take place in the northern German metropolis of Hamburg. This year, the Ilmenau-based Fraunhofer IDMT is participating in the symposium with a total of seven presentations, two scientific posters, and the chairing of a structured session.
The scientific contributions will present current research topics of the Ilmenau institute in the fields of sound analysis for music and acoustic events, numerical acoustics, acoustic metamaterials as well as electroacoustic, and audio signal processing.
Potential of audio technology for industrial applications
Five scientists and an engineering service provider explain why audio technology is important for industry 4.0 and a future topic for the world's leading trade fair for production technology »EMO«.
Fraunhofer IDMT is a partner in the European Project BioMonitor4CAP on advanced biodiversity monitoring.
BioMonitor4CAP is a research project aiming to develop advanced biodiversity monitoring to show which agricultural practices and policies work best at conserving farmland biodiversity. The project started on December 1, 2022. Fraunhofer IDMT is one of 23 partner organizations from ten European countries and Peru participating in this four-year-long project funded through the Horizon Europe research and innovation program.
DGSM 2022: Fraunhofer IDMT presents technologies and methods for mobile sleep monitoring
The Fraunhofer IDMT's Oldenburg Branch will present its application-specific service portfolio at the 30th annual conference of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (DGSM) from November 10 to 12, 2022. The experts will present discreet and comfortable sensor systems that enable sleep monitoring outside the sleep laboratory.
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.