Augmented Auditive Intelligence
The goal of the Augmented Auditory Intelligence (A2I) project is the user-centered development and evaluation of a socio-technical system for using artificial intelligence to analyze health data collected in and on the ear to improve audiological, occupational health, and cardiology care processes.
From the Blog
- 25 March 2022
Video of the A2I project is online
Our team has created a short video with a presentation of the project A2I for the Project Gallery 2021 of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research…
- 25 March 2022
Data collection in Oldenburg started
The first of our data collection campaigns started in Oldenburg a few weeks ago…
- 20 April 2022
BMBF Project Gallery 2021
In the just published brochure “BMBF Project Gallery 2021”, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research presents interesting research projects in the field of interactive technologies for health and quality of life that have been newly launched in 2021…
- 6 November 2022
Project Meeting at Hörzentrum Oldenburg
On 3 and 4 November 2022, the A2I project partners met at Hörzentrum Oldenburg to discuss the status of the project and agree on the next steps for the coming months…
The dynamics of complex diseases and the effectiveness of interventions can often only be tracked through continuous monitoring of various vital signs. In this context, the aggregation of sensory vital data offers great potential for the use of artificial intelligence to support medical decision-making and to determine early warning signals that otherwise often remain hidden.
Goals and Approach
The goal of the project is the user-centered development of a wearable multi-sensor system that fuses additional sensors for measuring cardiovascular data, EEG sensors for measuring brain activity, and temperature and motion sensors on a networked hearing system and enables complex medical diagnoses and decisions based on AI technologies. Here, the ear offers an accurate location suitable for long-term measurements, where a sensor-equipped hearing system can be unobtrusively integrated into patients’ daily lives. Concepts for using the system to improve audiological, occupational medical and cardiological care processes are being developed and tested together with patients and medical professionals.
Innovations and Perspectives
The use of AI opens up new possibilities for the prognosis and diagnosis of health conditions, which can, however, radically change the doctor-patient relationship. The design of human-machine collaboration and the transparency of decision-making are crucial here.