Issue No. 02 - April/June (2005 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MMUL.2005.33
Tapio Lokki , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Matti Gr? , CSC-Scientific Computing, Finland
We use 3D sound to help navigate an immersive virtual environment and report results of user tests obtained with a game-like application. The results show that auditory cues help in navigation, and auditory navigation is possible even without any visual feedback. The best performance is obtained in audio visual navigation where auditory cues indicate the approximate direction and visual cues help in the final approach.
Auditory navigation, audio-visual, virtual environments, 3D sound
T. Lokki and M. Gr?, "Navigation with Auditory Cues in a Virtual Environment," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 12, no. , pp. 80-86, 2005.