Recognition of Distance Cues from a Virtual Spatialization Model

Laura Ottaviani; Federico Fontana; Davide Rocchesso
DAFx-2002 - Hamburg
Emerging issues in the auditory display aim at increasing the usability of interfaces. In this paper we present a virtual resonating environment, which synthesizes distance cues by means of reverberation. We realize a model that recreates the acoustics inside a tube, applying a numerical scheme called Waveguide Mesh, and we present the psychophysical experiments we have conducted for validating the information about distance conveyed by the virtual environment.