Multimodal Perceptual Training Improves Spatial Auditory Performance in Blind and Sighted Listeners

Authors: Oana Bălan, Alin Moldoveanu, Florica Moldoveanu in: Archives of Acoustics (Accepted for publication) Abstract: The use of individualized Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTF) is a fundamental prerequisite for obtaining an accurate rendering of 3D spatialized sounds in virtual auditory environments. The HRTFs are transfer functions that define the acoustical basis of auditory perception of a sound source… Continue Reading Multimodal Perceptual Training Improves Spatial Auditory Performance in Blind and Sighted Listeners

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Comparative Research on Sound Localization Accuracy in the Free-field and Virtual Auditory Displays

Authors: Oana BĂLAN, Alin MOLDOVEANU, Alexandru BUTEAN, Florica MOLDOVEANU in: 11th International Scientific Conference on eLearning and software for Education, Bucharest, 2015 Abstract: The following paper aims to present a comparative study on the audio localization accuracy (directional judgment, absolute spatial perception and rate of front-back confusions- situation in which the listener perceives the sound coming from the… Continue Reading Comparative Research on Sound Localization Accuracy in the Free-field and Virtual Auditory Displays

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Binaural Sound Analysis and Spatial Localization for the Visually Impaired People

Authors: Oana Bălan, Alin Moldoveanu, Florica Moldoveanu in: 9th International Conference on  Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, 2015 Abstract: The blind people face serious difficulties concerning exclusion from working activities, lack of social involvement and having a sedentary lifestyle. The blind individuals can, however, enhance their life quality by using powerful and effective assistive devices that would help… Continue Reading Binaural Sound Analysis and Spatial Localization for the Visually Impaired People

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A survey of assistive technologies and applications for blind users on mobile platforms: a review and foundation for research

Authors: Ádám Csapó, György Wersényi, Hunor Nagy, Tony Stockman in: Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces, Volume 9, Number 4, 2015 Abstract: This paper summarizes recent developments in audio and tactile feedback based assisstive technologies targeting the blind community. Current technology allows applications to be efficiently distributed and run on mobile and handheld devices, even in cases where computational requirements are significant.… Continue Reading A survey of assistive technologies and applications for blind users on mobile platforms: a review and foundation for research

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Open Position at ISI within Sound of Vision

Institute for Scientific Interchange(ISI) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Assistant to undertake research activities related to signal processing and machine learning for the understanding of human behavior through biosignals (EEG, EDA, etc.) within the scopes of the Horizon2020-funded project Sound Of Vision. Sound of Vision (Natural sense of vision through acoustics and haptics) is… Continue Reading Open Position at ISI within Sound of Vision

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Special Conference Dedicated to Innovation

The School of Health Science at the University of Iceland has organised an in-house conference that will be held on November the 12th (http://radstefnurhvs.hi.is/home). The aim of this conference is to disseminate innovative research carried out at the University in the area of Health Sciences. Although the conference is an in-house conference at the University… Continue Reading Special Conference Dedicated to Innovation

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Call for participation – ICAD 2016

Project members from Sound of Vision aim to attend the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2016) ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary academic conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners, musicians, and students interested in the design of sounds to support tasks, improve performance, guide decisions, augment awareness, and enhance experiences. It is unique in… Continue Reading Call for participation – ICAD 2016

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