STAR Analytical Services is pleased to announce the award of SIBAL, an NIH grant, to develop an environmental listening assistant. With state of the art mathematical techniques and algorithm development, STAR aims to develop a room-infrastructure system for hearing aid wearers and hearing-impaired listeners to be able to hear clearly in complex audio environments., This will give them the best renditions of what they want to hear. See the demo below for as taste of what is to come.
STAR Analytical Services announces the award of a 3-year $1,500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an assistive conversation system for hearing-impaired listeners, including many aging baby-boomers, who have difficulty understanding and participating in conversations in noisy environments. The proposed project will extend STAR’s previous work on novel techniques to suppress distracting sounds and enhance conversational speech. The resulting appliance will enable listeners to create an immersive virtual acoustic reality. In 2010, STAR received a small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from NIDCD, an institute of NIH, to improve the lives of people with communication disorders. This new grant extends that project into phase two. more...
STAR Analytical Services Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health ResearchSTAR today announces the award of a $186,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an
innovative navigation assistance device for the blind. The system, called AcoustiMap, will consist of three
components -- an auditory “display” that places sound sources in three dimensions around the user; a Global
Positioning System (GPS) unit with a map database; and a Dead Reckoning Module – to provide precise location
and orientation for the user. All three components use proven, commercial products. more...
STAR Analytical Services announces the award of a $160,000 grant from the National
Institutes of Health to apply advanced mathematical techniques to the development of smart sensors for assistive hearing devices. STAR received the Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) award from NIDCD, an institute of NIH, to improve the lives of people with communication disorders To hear a demonstration of this processing, with a stirring speech and a fascinating discussion of the mathematical techniques, review the samples below. more...
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STAR announces spinoff
of Phonologics, Inc.
Dr. Joel MacAuslan, STAR President and Chief Scientific Officer, today announced the spin off of the company’s English intelligibility assessment business, Phonologics, as a separate operating company. “Over a decade ago, STAR received Small Business Innovative Research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop the core, foundational research to assess English intelligibility. Intelligibility is the ability of a person to speak and be understood by native speakers of Standard American English -- also called "broadcaster English" or the "General American" accent. It’s extremely gratifying to see such a bright future for this now grown-up technology.” Adds Phonologics’ CEO Art Berube, “English is the language of global commerce. We know we have the right technology to assess the intelligibility business problem head-on, quickly, scalably, and objectively.” Phonologics has operations underway in major US research universities, English training centers, call centers in Bangalore, India, and schools in Beijing, China and Fuji, Japan. For additional information, see www.phonologics.com