Sound and vibration

Sound and vibration is not just a matter of comfort. In fact, when sound becomes noise it is harmful both to people´s health and their productivity at work. On the other hand, a well thought-out sound design strengthens people and enhances the competitiveness of product, companies, buildings and cities.

At RISE Sound and vibration, we have extensive experience of helping both industry and society to assess sound and vibration properties. The most successful approach to sound design and noise abatement is to involve us early in the process to apply and optimise our scientific knowledge.

You are more than welcome to contact us to discuss all aspects of sound design and noise control engineering concerning your project.


The Sustainable Built Environment

On 1 January 2015, the former unit Wood Technology and two sections from Energy Technology merge to form the new unit The Sustainable Built Environment

We are making these changes to concentrate and extend our expertise as an innovation partner in wood technology, building physics and acoustics.


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Auralisation- and Sensorylab

Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch affects our impressions and how we value things. At RISE, we evaluate how Products or Environments are experienced in regard to our different senses, but first and foremost our hearing.Read more...

Building acoustics

RISE has laboratories which we use for determination of sound insulation, sound absorption, sound pressure level, sound power level and insertion loss. We also measure the corresponding qualities in the field. Read more...

Calibration of sound and vibration instruments

Most types of sound and vibration measuring instruments are calibrated at RISE. We are also a National Metrology Laboratory for sound and vibration.Read more...

Environmental noise

Noise from traffic and industrial plants is predicted and measured by RISE.Read more...

Machinery noise

RISE measure machinery noise in our laboratory and in the field. Read more...


RISE is measuring vibrations in machines, tools, buildings and ground.Read more...
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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