january 19, 2021 - OSTF Labs

CES 2021 OSTF's vMic Noise-free Contact Microphone Improves Microphone Reception with Clear and Correct User Voice

TAIPEI, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging the expertise of its co-founders, #ostf Labs is a highly regarded expert in the field of intelligent electronic systems. vMic, a mature technological innovator with successful product applications, is eager to explore market opportunities. Led by #taiwantecharena (TTA), #ostf is at Eureka Park at CES 2021 as part of the 100 featured Taiwanese startups.

The vMic is a noise-free surface vibration microphone that senses speaking vibrations through contact with the skin near the throat.

The vMic development team created an AI compensation algorithm that gives vMic its clear, accurate sound-delivery capabilities. Its voice algorithm analyzes user voice data by capturing pure voice.

Solving the Pain Point for Everyone Who Is Making a Call

"AI technology is well suited for learning the processes of production and perception of speech. The AI compensation algorithm we developed can effectively imitate the resonance of the speech organs. Distorted voice (mixed voiced and unvoiced) signals can thus be corrected using our AI compensation algorithm to achieve pure voice signals."

In noisy environments such as factories, the typical air microphone will be disturbed by environmental background noise and is thus not ideal for communication. Also, traditional air microphones are not suited to users engaged in outdoor sports such as bicycling, motorcycle riding, and skiing."

In such suboptimal environments and conditions, vMic is consumers' best choice. The vMic delivers vocal clarity regardless of how noisy the environment is.

The Technology Could Disrupt the Microphone Industry

As the mechanism of speech production is very complex, experts must thoroughly understand the processes of production and perception of speech before analyzing any language.

The vMic development team wanted to design a voice conversion device for patients with articulation disorders that would allow these patients to converse easily with others. To make this voice conversion device more convenient to use, Dr. Huang led a team to observe the requirements of patients over an extended period of time. Afterward, the team collaborated with Chung Cheng University professor and Co-Founder of #ostf Labs Dr. Tai-Chi Lin to finalize the design of a noise-free, wireless microphone device (Pure Voice Microphone, vMic) that may be used easily by anyone.

The vMic ensures that only your voice is heard in noisy environments. The design of the wearable device also makes it more convenient to use.

An R&D Team Looking for Diversity

OSTF (One Step to the Future) Labs comprises the three Co-Founders (Dr. Chun-Ming Huang, Prof. Tai-Chi Lin and Dr. Chien-Ming Wu), two technical consultants (Prof. Jinn-Shyan Wang and Prof. Ching-Wei Yeh), and a team of R&D engineers.

Dr. Chun-Ming Huang, the Director of Advanced Technology Applications Division at TSRI (Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute), has worked for over two decades on VLSI design, SOC design methodologies, and multimedia communications. TSRI is a world-class academic research institute that provides integrated services for everything from semiconductor devices to systems. Prof. Tai-Chi Lin is a professor at Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His research interests include programmable SoC design, ultra-low-voltage systems, and biomedical signal processing. Dr. Chien-Ming Wu has over 15 years of experience with VLSI design in communication and coding theory and SoC design. Prof. Jinn-Shyan Wang and Prof. Ching-Wei Yeh are both professors at Chung Cheng University. Their research interests include low-power and high-speed IC designs and system designs for #audio and video applications.

OSTF Labs' R&D engineers are responsible for embedded hardware/software design, iOS/Android App development, sensor system calibration, and industrial design.

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