Abstract: Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality
Katharina Garbe, Iris Herbst, and Jens Herder. Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality, 10th International Conference on Human and Computer, Duesseldorf/Aizu-Wakamatsu/Tokyo, pp. 53-58, December, 2007.
Using spatial audio successfully for augmented reality (AR)
applications is a challenge, but is awarded with an improved user
experience. Thus, we have extended the AR/VR framework Morgan
with spatial audio to improve users orientation in an AR application.
In this paper, we investigate the users' capability to localize
and memorize spatial sounds (registered with virtual or real objects).
We discuss two scenarios. In the first scenario, the user localizes
only sound sources and in the second scenario the user memorizes the
location of audio-visual objects. Our results reflect spatial audio
performance within the application domain and show which technology
pitfalls still exist. Finally, we provide design recommendations for
spatial audio AR environments.
spatial audio, augmented reality, sound interaction