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Virtual audio system customization using visual matching of ear parameters

D.N. Zotkin, R. Duraiswami, L.S. Davis, A. Mohan, V. Raykar
Object recognition supported by user interaction for service robots  
This selection procedure is implemented along with the virtual auditory system described in (21, and listener tests conducted comparing the "customized" HRTF and aJixecl HRTE;: Despite the simplicity of  ...  In this paper we propose and preliminarily implement a simple HRTF customization based on use of a recently puhlished database of HRTFs (I] that also contains geometrical measurements of subject pinnae  ...  Conclusions and future work Overall, it can be said that the customization based on visual matching of ear parameters can provide significant enhancement for the users of the virtual auditory space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icpr.2002.1048207 dblp:conf/icpr/ZotkinDDMR02 fatcat:fbnxyh3dwbhgra6dron4qtzdzq

Rendering Localized Spatial Audio in a Virtual Auditory Space

D.N. Zotkin, R. Duraiswami, L.S. Davis
2004 IEEE transactions on multimedia  
High-quality virtual audio scene rendering is required for emerging virtual and augmented reality applications, perceptual user interfaces, and sonification of data.  ...  We use a novel way of personalizing the head related transfer functions (HRTFs) from a database, based on anatomical measurements.  ...  Ralph Algazi (University of California, Davis) and Shihab A. Shamma (University of Maryland) for many illuminating discussions on spatial audio. We would also like to thank Mr. Vikas Raykar and Mr.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmm.2004.827516 fatcat:xm65uaao3jdevfozc4ay5pmtf4

Using computer vision to generate customized spatial audio

A. Mohan, R. Duraiswami, D.N. Zotkin, D. DeMenthon, L.S. Davis
2003 2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. ICME '03. Proceedings (Cat. No.03TH8698)  
Computer-vision based anthropometric measurements of the head, torso, and the external ears are used for HRTF customization.  ...  Creating high quality virtual spatial audio over headphones requires real-time head tracking, personalized head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) and customized room response models.  ...  We use eight ear parameters for matching (see [2] for details) and select the HRTF for the person that has the most similar measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icme.2003.1221247 dblp:conf/icmcs/MohanDZDD03 fatcat:6gkgbeydfjfjzgrgnlasryrcsy

Virtual Reality Exploration With Different Head-Related Transfer Functions

Erik Sikström, Michele Geronazzo, Jari Kleimola, Federico Avanzini, Amalia De Götzen, Stefania Serafin
2018 Proceedings of the SMC Conferences  
Study 2 -Virtual reality scene For the second experiment, which involved free exploration of a park environment with five audio-visual objects, the three audio rendering conditions (Generic, Custom, Stereo  ...  Accordingly, one can use such anthropometric distances and corresponding notch parameters to choose the best match among available HRTFs that were considered from the CIPIC database in this study. 4  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1422512 fatcat:dk2jyxni2zgyhhomslmg6tbc6u

Current Use and Future Perspectives of Spatial Audio Technologies in Electronic Travel Aids

Simone Spagnol, György Wersényi, Michał Bujacz, Oana Bălan, Marcelo Herrera Martínez, Alin Moldoveanu, Runar Unnthorsson
2018 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Since visually impaired persons rely on spatial audio cues as their primary sense of orientation, providing an accurate virtual auditory representation of the environment is essential.  ...  This paper gives an overview of the current state of spatial audio technologies that can be incorporated in ETAs, with a focus on user requirements.  ...  and advances in customization of virtual auditory displays.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2018/3918284 fatcat:5z2tc4rsx5amhihuq7w4dnlgha

CAPTURING AND RECREATING AUDITORY VIRTUAL REALITY [chapter]

R. DURAISWAMI, D. N. ZOTKIN, N. A. GUMEROV, A. E. O'DONOVAN
2011 Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing  
We describe several contributions to the capture and recreation of spatial audio that have been made over the past few years by the authors.  ...  Reproduction of auditory scenes is important for many applications.  ...  We explored a simple way of spatial audio rendering system customization by finding the "bestmatching" database subject in terms of ear parameters and then further amending the HRTF in accordance with  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814299312_0027 fatcat:xbhc6iyz3zcrpd6l4t5lh43kou

Comparing perceived auditory width to the visual image of a performing ensemble in contrasting bi-modal environments

Daniel L. Valente, Jonas Braasch, Shane A. Myrbeck
2012 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Participants were given an audiovisual matching test in which they were instructed to pan the auditory width of a performing ensemble to a varying set of audio and visual cues in rooms.  ...  The results of these psychophysical tests suggest the importance of congruent audio visual presentation to the ecological interpretation of an auditory scene.  ...  and Innovation (NYSTAR) as part of the New York STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems (EQS STAR Center).  ... 
doi:10.1121/1.3662055 pmid:22280585 pmcid:PMC3283897 fatcat:4dttjyd5jzfgxocedcxcxodwni

Sonic Tennis: A Rhythmic Interaction Game For Mobile Devices

Stefano Baldan, Amalia De Götzen, Stefania Serafin
2013 Zenodo  
This paper presents an audio-based tennis simulation game for mobile devices, which uses motion input and non-verbal audio feedback as exclusive means of interaction.  ...  The game aims to be entertaining but also effective for educational purposes, such as ear training or improvement of the sense of timing, and enjoyable both by visually-impaired and sighted users.  ...  As a matter of fact, the sound parameters used to modulate the audio signals are strongly related, if not directly mappable, to musical features and concepts.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1178469 fatcat:oqqbvsuh5jcvxjrbbh5mp6crjy

Reconstructing head models from photographs for individualized 3D-audio processing

M. Dellepiane, N. Pietroni, N. Tsingos, M. Asselot, R. Scopigno
2008 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
Visual fidelity and interactivity are the main goals in Computer Graphics research, but recently also audio is assuming an important role.  ...  This function is strictly related to the peculiar features of ears and face of the listener.  ...  We thank all the people whose photos (and 3D scans) helped in creating and testing the system.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8659.2008.01316.x fatcat:niavta6wuvdl3hqpn7tavswgye

Evaluation and comparison of novel music experiences in augmented reality

Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppänen, Henri Toukomaa, Antti Eronen
2019 Proceedings of the ICA congress  
The audio objects and virtual loudspeakers were visualized as icons in the AR scene to help the user to move and interact with the objects.  ...  Both of the audio object experiences were found to be more natural compared to the virtual loudspeaker experience.  ...  Their study evaluated the usability and usefulness of the system by testing the localization accuracy of users.  ... 
doi:10.18154/rwth-conv-239289 fatcat:aonqa3k53jfzhikarnviwl6k7i

Tangoscope: A Tangible Audio Device for Tabletop Interaction [chapter]

Jörg Edelmann, Yvonne Kammerer, Birgit Imhof, Peter Gerjets, Wolfgang Straßer
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
To allow for an instruction-free and intuitive usage of the audio device we employed the metaphor of a real stethoscope. A first user study indicated the self-explaining use of the Tangoscope.  ...  In this paper, we present Tangoscope, a tangible audio output device for tabletop interaction.  ...  The rotation of the head can be additionally used to control other audio parameters such as volume or playback speed. Spatial Exploration of Virtual Audio Sources.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23765-2_29 fatcat:la6v7orc7nffxisciytllqqdve

HRTF Adjustments with Audio Quality Assessments

Shu-Nung Yao, Li Jen Chen
2013 Archives of Acoustics  
Once the HRTFs in a binaural audio device hardly match the real ones of the users, poor localization happens especially on the cone of confusion.  ...  There are an increasing number of binaural systems embedded with head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), so listeners can experience virtual environments via conventional stereo loudspeakers or head-  ...  Conclusion In this paper, we design a system for HRTF customization with an audio quality assessment technique.  ... 
doi:10.2478/aoa-2013-0007 fatcat:wf45zxumnngcjmkxowomaspv5u

The Networked Sensory Landscape: Capturing and Experiencing Ecological Change Across Scales

Brian Mayton, Gershon Dublon, Spencer Russell, Evan F. Lynch, Don Derek Haddad, Vasant Ramasubramanian, Clement Duhart, Glorianna Davenport, Joseph A. Paradiso
2017 Presence - Teleoperators and Virtual Environments  
2 Roundware and Bog People, from which we draw recorded audio content; undergraduate researcher Ben Eck; and Robert Vincent, of MIT Sea Grant, for his work on wildlife tracking systems that interface  ...  Thanks to the US EPA for their critical work on the site and across the region, and to our landscape partners: USDA-NRCS, USFWS, NOAA, MA Environmental Trust (MET), MA Fish and Game, and the Town of Plymouth  ...  A network of custom low-power wireless sensor nodes provides spatially and temporally dense measurements of basic environmental parameters, and an array of microphones provides many channels of live audio  ... 
doi:10.1162/pres_a_00292 fatcat:rlt62ekiajgrbnfk265jkf2j4u

Auditory and visual 3D virtual reality therapy for chronic subjective tinnitus: theoretical framework

Alain Londero, Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, Alexis Baskind, Olivier Delerue, Stéphanie Bertet, Pierre Bonfils, Olivier Warusfel
2009 Virtual Reality  
manipulate an auditory and visual image of their tinnitus (tinnitus avatar).  ...  This analogy led us to develop an innovative setup with dedicated auditory and visual 3D virtual reality environments in which unilateral subjective tinnitus sufferers are given the possibility to voluntarily  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-009-0135-0 fatcat:lxuvjwf4obdbzovxz253ubbfry

Genesis of the Cube: The Design and Deployment of an HDLA-Based Performance and Research Facility

Eric Lyon, Terence Caulkins, Denis Blount, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Charles Nichols, Michael Roan, Tanner Upthegrove
2016 Computer Music Journal  
The Cube is designed to support spatial computer music research and performance, art installations, immersive environments, scientific research, and all manner of experimental formats and projects.  ...  Acknowledgments Funding for the Cube and its audio infrastructure was provided by ICAT and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  ...  Previous studies have investigated audio reproduction used in congruence with visual displays and found that the presence of a matching video image will significantly shift the perceived virtual source  ... 
doi:10.1162/comj_a_00394 fatcat:crhytgevence3hrag4lcis2dym
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