SOURCE: OtoSense, Inc.

OtoSense for Sound Recognition

February 11, 2015 10:00 ET

OtoSense to Enable Innovative Sound Solutions for US Air Force

Battlespace Acoustics Division to Leverage OtoSense's Sound Intelligent Recognition (SIR) Platform to Protect Military Personnel in Combat Situations

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2015) - OtoSense, Inc., a global leader in sound recognition software systems, today announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Battlespace Acoustics Division of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing (AFRL/711 HPW). The multi-year research and development collaboration will focus on creating an autonomous mobile system using OtoSense's powerful SIR system linked to helmet-mounted microphones to convert combat-related sound-associated risks into actionable alerts for pararescuemen (PJs) in operational settings. Research is expected to commence immediately.

OtoSense's patented SIR system utilizes sound recognition software to analyze incoming sounds to detect both known and unknown sound events via an inferential algorithm. OtoSense's proprietary technology is able to monitor, capture and locally analyze sound data, alerting users to critical environmental and industrial sounds using visual and tactile alerts. Working In collaboration with AFRL/711 HPW, OtoSense will provide a continuously updated sound library that will be tailored for each warfighter, resulting in an actionable alerting system that is designed to improve mission capabilities while reducing risk.

Research conducted under the CRADA will allow both OtoSense and the US Air Force access to each other's expertise and experience to provide new capabilities for PJs using SIR in "real world" settings.

"I believe that the collaboration between AFRL/711 and OtoSense will bring together two highly talented and experienced teams to develop, validate and optimize SIR in combat related settings, thereby helping to protect our military personnel. We look forward to building additional clinical integrative opportunities with the US Air Force to serve our warfighters and their families," commented Sebastien Christian, CEO of OtoSense. 

This CRADA between the US Air Force Research Laboratory 711 HPW and OtoSense was facilitated by TechLink, a DoD Partnership Intermediary that assists with establishing licensing agreements and technology collaborations between DoD laboratories and industry.

About OtoSense, Inc. 

We are a team of speech and language pathologists, physicists, and engineers, working together to develop the most advanced sound recognition software engine to allow smartphones and tablets to become powerful, portable and adaptable alerting devices. Founded in January 2014, OtoSense is a development-stage company, based in Cambridge, MA. For more information about the first application of our Sound Recognition Engine, please go and follow us at, and or email

About US Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing and the Battlespace Acoustics Branch

The mission of the Battlespace Acoustics Branch (AFRL/711 HPW/RHCB) is to lead the discovery, evaluation and transition of revolutionary auditory and communication technologies that optimize warfighter survivability and lethality across the full range of battlespace environments. The Branch is functionally aligned under the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing.

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