Waveform Communication LLC

Michael Stokes

Indianapolis, IN USA

The Waveform Model is the first model that has demonstrated vowel perception at human performance levels (99.2% presented at the Acoustical Society of America in 2011). Beyond this, the Waveform Model also explains vowel production and perceptual errors. This is a complex cognitive process explained on the most fundamental level for the first time. Methods to improve speech in noise, speech recognition algorithm development, talker identification from waveforms, and improving hearing aids have all been patented. The successful innovation of the Waveform Model is leading to a number of application developments and is generating additional academic attention after the presentation of improved performance presented in 2011. The work will impact a number of technologies used every day, and will continue to explain processes that have been studied for decades.