Article titled “EAR-IT: Using sound to picture the world in a new way” was published. It is about EU ICT- research Project “EAR-IT”.
Researchers used intelligent acoustic technology developed in laboratories, modified and adapted it to real life environments to create outdoor and indoor applications: traffic flow monitoring and control of the use of energy indoors based on the number of people in a room. Another possible application would be the use of acoustic sensors to detect if someone is safe at home. They could transmit a distress message if someone falls, for example, letting healthcare providers and family know and if needed, to intervene. All these without forgetting the need for privacy.