Aurally Aided Visual Search Performance Comparing Virtual Audio Systems

Camilla Horne Larsen, David Skødt Lauritsen, Jacob Junker Larsen, Marc Pilgaard, Jacob Boesen Madsen, Rasmus Stenholt

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Abstract

Due to increased computational power reproducing binaural hearing in real-time applications, through usage of head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), is now possible. This paper addresses the differences in aurally-aided visual search performance between an HRTF enhanced audio system (3D) and an amplitude panning audio system (panning) in a virtual environment. We present a performance study involving 33 participants locating aurally-aided visual targets placed at fixed positions, under different audio conditions. A varying amount of visual distractors were present, represented as black circles with white dots. The results indicate that 3D audio yields faster search latencies than panning audio, especially with larger amounts of distractors. The applications of this research could fit virtual environments such as video games or virtual simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication137th International AES convention
Number of pages10
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Publication date8 Oct 2014
Pages9150
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2014
Event137th International AES convention - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 201412 Oct 2014
Conference number: 137

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Conference137th International AES convention
Number137
LocationLos Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period09/10/201412/10/2014

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Larsen, C. H., Lauritsen, D. S., Larsen, J. J., Pilgaard, M., Madsen, J. B., & Stenholt, R. (2014). Aurally Aided Visual Search Performance Comparing Virtual Audio Systems. In 137th International AES convention (pp. 9150). Audio Engineering Society.
Larsen, Camilla Horne ; Lauritsen, David Skødt ; Larsen, Jacob Junker ; Pilgaard, Marc ; Madsen, Jacob Boesen ; Stenholt, Rasmus. / Aurally Aided Visual Search Performance Comparing Virtual Audio Systems. 137th International AES convention. Audio Engineering Society, 2014. pp. 9150
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Larsen CH, Lauritsen DS, Larsen JJ, Pilgaard M, Madsen JB, Stenholt R. Aurally Aided Visual Search Performance Comparing Virtual Audio Systems. In 137th International AES convention. Audio Engineering Society. 2014. p. 9150