Dominique Salden
08-04-2008 10:36

Motion-Tracking in Spatial Mobile Audio-Conferencing



Mark Billinghurst, Shaleen Deo, Nathan Adams, Juha Lehikoinen


In this paper we describe how spatial audio can be used to enhance mobile audio conferencing. Due to hardware limitations in current mobile phones, multiple speakers are usually presented in a single audio stream, causing confusion and making it difficult to distinguish between people. We show how phone motion tracking can be used to interact with mobile spatial audio content. We present results from a user study comparing audio presentation modes which shows he benefits of spatial audio in a mobile setting.