News

Ultrasound channel sounding experiments in TNO

  • Posted on: 6 September 2018
  • By: Admin

For the development of the Smart Acoustic Wearable System demonstrator, channel soundings and ambient noise measurements were performed recently at the TNO premises in The Hague with assistance from NXP and Elliptic Labs. During this channel sounding campaign, ultrasound probe signals in two bandwidths (2-36kHz & 18-24kHz) were transmitted using a tweeter and received by six microphones.

Project meeting in London

  • Posted on: 23 August 2018
  • By: Admin

On 18./19. October 2018 the SILENSE partnership will have its fourth meeting, hosted by our UK partner Speedo. It will be a great opportunity to bring all partners together again since review meeting. More information for consorcium partners can be found here.

Haptic feedback touchscreen

  • Posted on: 23 August 2018
  • By: Admin
LCM haptic feedback touchscreen
Consortium parner Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (LCM) developed an innovative touch screen with haptic feedback features. The heart of the recently patented system is a transparent plate, which is actively deformed by piezoelectric actuators. The plate provides haptic feedback precisely at the moment it is touched, rather similar to the impression obtained by physically tapping a conventional key. Interaction with touch panels becomes more intuitive, and input accuracy increases. More can be found in attached PDF.

First review meeting Brussels

  • Posted on: 30 May 2018
  • By: Admin

On 6. June the SILENSE partnership will have its first review meeting roughly one year after the start of the project. The technical progress and consortium activities of all work packages will be broadly discussed. The project achievements and plans will be evaluated by ECSEL reviewers.

QoMEX 2018

  • Posted on: 19 January 2018
  • By: Admin

Special Session on “User-centric Evaluation of Interactive Applications”

Extended deadlines for paper registration and paper submission are Jan 19th and Jan 29th, respectively!

Interactive applications such as web-browsing, gaming and enterprise applications, but also IoT (Internet-of-Things) and CPS (Cyber-Physical System) require special approaches for QoE assessment.

Open job position: post-PhD R&D specialist at Elliptic Labs

  • Posted on: 18 January 2018
  • By: Admin

EllipticLab's Norwegian branch located in Oslo search for a Post-Doctoral R&D specialized in Machine Learning, Signal Processing or related fields, preferably Acoustics, Computational Physics or Communications.

The new member of R&D team will contribute to leading edge of ultrasound solutions under SILENSE project, specifically using Machine Learning for Ultrasound. More details are in attachment.

Second project meeting in Berlin

  • Posted on: 14 October 2017
  • By: Admin
Fraunhofer IZM premises in Berlin

On 26./27. October the SILENSE partnership will have its second meeting, hosted by our Berlin partner TU Berlin in the premises of Franhofer IZM. It will be a great opportunity to assess the work of the first months and bring everyone together again since our kick-off. It has already become clear that a key element for success is the collaboration between the work packages. It is a crucial part of our project and this meeting offers us the chance to tie the established links closer. We will have plenty of time to do this in our meeting but also during the days and our evening gathering.

I'MTech.: Will we soon be able to control machines with simple gestures? 

  • Posted on: 13 October 2017
  • By: Admin
BMW’s latest models allow the driver to use 5 gesture controls using camera detection. The H2020 "Silense" projects wants to go a step further, with ultrasound technology.
The “Silense” European project launched in May 2017 is aimed at redefining the way we interact with machines. By using ultrasound technology similar to sonar, the researchers and industrialists participating in this collaboration have chosen to focus on 3D motion sensing technology. This technology could allow us to control our smartphone or house with simple gestures, without any physical contact with a tactile surface.

Kick-off Meeting in Leuven

  • Posted on: 9 June 2017
  • By: Admin
More tha 50 participants from all project partners.

SILENSE Kick-off meeting was held in Leuven, Belgium on the 8th of June. More than 50 participants from all project partners had an opportunity to meet together, understand the project objectives and discuss the upcoming actions to achieve the proposed goals of the project. Planned work in all WPs has been presented and discussed so that the tasks can start smoothly and keep the necessary interconnections between all packages and in line with the project proposal.