Transforming audio technology with the science of good communication

EPOS BrainAdapt is a group of pioneering technologies that work together to improve cognitive performance. Headphones, speakers and video bars that are built on EPOS BrainAdapt technology are designed to support the brain’s natural way of processing sound. This means less fatigue and more focus for you and the people you interact with.

In the end, it all comes down to understanding how the brain understands sound. A great audio experience only comes when technology supports the brain’s listening process, helping it work as intended.

EPOS builds on decades of psychoacoustic research into how the brain perceives sound and designs audio and video solutions that provide the best listening environment so users can achieve more with less brain power.

Our brains are constantly scanning our surroundings, orienting ourselves in the environment, distinguishing appropriate sound from distracting noises and choosing where to focus. Orient, focus, recognize – this is the process the brain goes through to make sense of sound. Sounds that cannot be recognized are perceived as noise, and noise stresses our brain, making it tired and unfocused.

EPOS is part of the Demant Group, a world-leading hearing healthcare and technology organization, and as such draws on more than 115 years of experience in technology and sound.

Based on decades of psychoacoustic research through the Demant Group, EPOS has the data on how and when the brain works best and designs audio and video solutions with unique algorithms and acoustics to provide the best conditions for the brain.

Being part of the Demant Group allows EPOS to leverage the research and development of other companies within the group, such as Oticon and the world-leading Eriksholm Research Center in Denmark.

The Eriksholm Research Center is the largest psychoacoustic research institution in the world. Its team of multidisciplinary experts identifies and demonstrates new opportunities in psychoacoustics, audiology, signal processing and behavioral sciences.

At the Eriksholm EPOS research center, he documents the benefits of using EPOS solutions with advanced and proven test methods, in cooperation with internationally recognized research partners. This sets the stage for EPOS to further develop product features and implement them into audio and video solutions that enable people to reach their full potential through superior sound.

Based on our unique technical capabilities, we are pioneering ways to measure the cognitive load of the brain. This is a key insight and has led to proven technologies that work together to reduce listening effort and give the brain a better working environment.

While building our technologies on decades of clinical evidence, we have – and will continue to – invest heavily in our own evidence-based approach to documenting the benefits of using EPOS solutions. We are constantly working on better solutions that optimize brain performance to enable business people to achieve more.

Our video solutions are designed to help users’ brains adapt to hybrid meetings. Video improves the way we understand and process conversation because we naturally look at people’s faces and watch their lips as they speak. With audio and video designed for the brain, EPOS enables both parties in a meeting to communicate and perform better. This leads to increased focus, reduced stress and improved productivity.

Whether in a small, medium or large meeting room, every product in the EPOS EXPAND line is designed for clear conversation, ease of use and connectivity with business devices. Working in partnership with Microsoft, EPOS has developed premium speaker and video conferencing solutions that are certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. Through Teams’ rich functionality combined with premium audio, organizations today have the tools to deliver an optimal collaboration experience whether employees are in or out of the office.

Joe Debold is VP of Americas Sales at EPOS

This article was originally published in the Summer 2022 issue of Technology Record. To receive future issues directly to your inbox, sign up for a free subscription.

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