Assessing Room Acoustic Self-Localization using a Virtual Blindfold


“Can you hear where you are in a room?”, is an important question for determining to which extend the acoustic rendering in extended realities with 6 Degrees-ofFreedom (6DoF) needs to be position-dependent. In our experiment, we assess the ability to understand positiondependent room acoustical differences using a novel “virtual blindfold” test design. In this design, subjects are asked to associate the sound they hear when walking around a loudspeaker in a certain part of the room, with different position in the model presented visually using a head mounted display (HMD) to chose from.

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