SOUND-AIDED SMART ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE CITY, HOME AND NATURE
The SSEnCe project aims to deepen knowledge, promote dissemination and develop real and practical prototypes focused on the global concept of Intelligence in the Internet of Things (Internet of Things, IoT), with the particularity that applications sense reality mainly to from the sound information of the environment.
MAtchUP is a EU-funded Smart City project involving three lighthouse cities (Valencia-Spain, Dresden-Germany and Antalya-Turkey) and four follower cities (Ostend-Belgium, Herzliya-Israel, Skopje-FYROM and Kerava-Finland). MAtchUP’s objective is to create and adopt solutions that can turn urban problems into smart opportunities to improve the citizens’ quality of life and boost the local economies. The final aim is to create a prosperous and more liveable urban environment for communities.
SMART SOUND PROCESSING FOR THE DIGITAL LIVING
SSPresing project aims to develop systems based on the smart sound processing paradigm using the concept of Living Lab. We want to migrate from conventional laboratories to real life scenarios, solving social, human and daily life problems in: entertainment, communication, assistance to people with special needs, security, welfare, etc. In all cases, we propose to design applications that use smart sound processing, with the idea of generating applied, multidisciplinary and high-standard scientific knowledge. This coordinated project includes researchers from five Spanish universities with previous experience in coordinated projects of related topics.
DISTRIBUTED NETWORK OF ACTIVE NOISE EQUALIZERS FOR MULTI-USER SOUND CONTROL
Exposure to high noise levels entails more than €40 billion per year in the EU health system. In this context, D-Noise brings to the market a novel distributed network for multi-user active noise equalization. This network leverages the cooperation among multiple cheap user-specific active noise equalizers to outperform the existing non-cooperative technologies when creating quiet bubbles where the auditory comfort of multiple users in a room, such as an airplane, is simultaneously ensured without the use of headsets.