Early warning alarms while there is still time to prevent problems: The sound of chirping birds in control center

14 enero 2015

Computer scientists develop a method for monitoring by listening in factories, operating rooms, and postal logistics centres. When the alarm light starts blinking in the control room of a factory, the problem has already occurred. Computer scientists have now developed a method that allows control room staff to monitor several processes at the same time, which enables them to take preventative action. The trick: processes are coded with sounds. Workers hear, for example, whether there is enough material on the conveyor belt and can react before the supply is used up.