Awards and Selected Projects
The founders, Anil Alexander and Oscar Forth, won the Home Office Scientific Development Branch award along with the Metropolitan Police in 2010 for conceptualising and developing an audio processing product which is now used in major UK forensic audio laboratories.
In 2015, we developed MADCAT which was recognised ‘for making this a safer world’ as a finalist for the Security Innovation Award at the prestigious Security and Policing Event in the UK.
In 2016-2017, we were competitively selected by the UK Home Office to develop MADCAT audio fingerprinting software to detect illegal material.
We are further partners of the research network TAPAS (Training Network on Automatic Processing of PAthological Speech), a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network European Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN) project that aims to transform the well-being of people with debilitating speech pathologies.
Here’s what some of our customers have had to say about working with us or about using our technology:
We were delighted to see our Spectrumview audio analysis app being used by Dr Helen Czerski , a renowned oceanographer and physicist from University College London, to explore a whole new acoustic world under the waves as part of the BBC 4 documentary – ‘Ocean Autopsy: The Secret Story of Our Seas’ .
“So the ocean surface is effectively a barrier for almost all sound, so we have no idea what’s going on down there, and it’s a different acoustic world. But you can listen in with the help of a little bit of technology.” – Dr Helen Czerski, Oceanographer
Vehicle Vibration Analysis using SmoothRide
We are proud to have worked with Pro-Cut on the analysis algorithms for (in their own words) ‘the coolest app for wheel and brake service you will ever see’.
“Oxford Wave Research were exceptionally great to work with. We posed them a challenge that was very different from their focus in audio pattern recognition. Despite this they immediately grasped what we were looking for and set to developing and adapting their algorithms and tweaking their code to work for our challenge in vehicle vibrations. Development was very cooperative and simple. The ongoing challenges of our project were identified and faced and overcome without drama or cost adds – the entire process was extremely collaborative.” – Jeff Hastings, President of Pro-Cut International