Spatial Auditory Human-Computer Interfaces

  • Jaka Sodnik
  • Sašo Tomažič

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jaka Sodnik, Sašo Tomažič
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jaka Sodnik, Sašo Tomažič
    Pages 5-32
  4. Jaka Sodnik, Sašo Tomažič
    Pages 33-44
  5. Jaka Sodnik, Sašo Tomažič
    Pages 45-79

About this book


This book focuses on a special group of auditory interfaces using spatial sound for the representation of information. The addition of information on the location of a selected sound source or a group of sources shows many advantages over a mere single-channel audio. This survey explains the most important limitations of the human hearing system and the perception of spatial sound. It also includes some technical background and basic processing and programming techniques for the creation and reproduction of spatial sounds with different audio equipment.

Spatial auditory interfaces have evolved significantly in the last couple of years and can be found in a variety of environments where visual communication is obstructed or completely blocked by other activities, such as walking, driving, flying, operating multimodal virtual displays, etc. An entire chapter of this survey is dedicated to the most important areas of spatial auditory displays: mobile devices and computers, virtual environments, aircrafts and vehicles, visually impaired and blind computers users, and brain-computer interfaces.


HRTF Human-computer interaction localization spatial audio user interface

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaka Sodnik
    • 1
  • Sašo Tomažič
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22110-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22111-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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