Auditory spatial perception using bone conduction headphones along with fitted head related transfer functions

Autor(en): Voong, T.M.
Oehler, M. 
Stichwörter: Bone; Conductionheadphone; Frequency response; Functions; Head; Headphones; Loudspeakers; Related; Tournament method; Tournament methods; Transfer; Transfer, Transfer functions; User interfaces; Virtual reality; Wear of materials, Conductionheadphone
Erscheinungsdatum: 2019
Herausgeber: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Journal: 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
Startseite: 1211
Seitenende: 1212
An approach is presented how to practically determine which head-related transfer function (HRTF) profiles fit best for individuals wearing a bone conduction headphone. Such headphones may be particularly useful for visually impaired people (e.g., for navigation applications) as they do not obstruct the outer ear. Hence, it is still possible to perceive environmental sounds without restraints while wearing such headphones. For a fast and user-friendly identification of fitting HRTF profiles, an adapted tournament system is proposed. It could be shown that the results of the tournament method, where participants had to rate overall preference, externalization and envelopment, correlated well with the results of the localization task. The correlation was higher for the conventional headphones condition than for the bone conduction headphones condition. Analyses of the transmission characteristics show an uneven frequency response of bone conduction headphones compared to conventional headphones or speakers. In future research it will be investigated whether these findings are relevant for the auditory spatial perception at all and to what extent best fitting HRTFs may compensate for these phenomena. © 2019 IEEE.
Conference of 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 ; Conference Date: 23 March 2019 Through 27 March 2019; Conference Code:150842
ISBN: 9781728113777
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798218
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