Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Graham Healy

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
multimedia systems spatial sound digital electronics 3d audio acoustical engineering dynamic environment computer software sensor

Spatially augmented audio delivery: applications of spatial sound awareness in sensor-equipped indoor environments (2009)

Abstract Current mainstream audio playback paradigms do not take any account of a user's physical location or orientation in the delivery of audio through headphones or speakers. Thus audio is usually presented as a static perception whereby it is naturally a dynamic 3D phenomenon audio environment. It fails to take advantage of our innate psycho-acoustical perception that we have of sound source locations around us. Described in this paper is an operational platform which we have built to augment the sound from a generic set of wireless headphones. We do this in a way that overcomes the spatial awareness limitation of audio playback in indoor 3D environments which are both location-aware and sensor-equipped. This platform provides access to an audio-spatial presentation modality which by its nature lends itself to numerous cross-dissiplinary applications. In the paper we present the platform and two demonstration applications.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Multimedia systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Acoustical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Digital electronics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computer software

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Graham Healy

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