Studying, recreating sound in three dimensions

December 6, 2001 | Source: KurzweilAI

Realistic computer sound, specifically tuned for each listener, could get a little closer using a new, free public database of acoustic measurements developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis.
“We’ve captured the critical information needed to reproduce actual sounds as each listener perceives them,” said Ralph Algazi, who led the research team at the UC Davis Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC).

Spatially realistic sound reproduction would help the development of wearable, voice-controlled computers and virtual reality environments for exploring data, Algazi said.

UC Davis press release