PhD student Marc Green travelled down to London last week to speak on a panel titled ‘Merging Realities: Audio for Augmented Reality’ at BVE2019, exploring why spatial sound is essential to newly-emerging AR experiences. Also appearing on the panel were Oliver Kadel of 1.618 digital and Sofia Brazzola from the Sennheiser AMBEO team.
Marc has recently collaborated with Sofia and Sennheiser, using AMBEO technology to create the app SoundscapAR. The app uses AR and Machine Learning to allow a user to create and analyse virtual acoustic environments. On the panel, Marc spoke about his ideas for how AR could assist in soundscape research, together with how realistic binaural audio is critical for immersion in AR worlds, perhaps even more so than for VR.