They were designed in a such a way that if the wearer subtly turns their head, the buds will begin to incorporate the sound coming from that direction.
“The ultimate aim is develop IQbuds into a device that incorporates the technology into a virtual reality experience,” Kevin Fynn, Curtin’ Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Computing Professor. “This means when you move your head audio of the wearers desire is streamed directly into the 3D virtual world.”
According to Fynn and the team, the work on 3D audio is important because it has not kept up with all of the technology advancements related to the 3D visual environment.
“The device will advance in the virtual direction as technology permits because to do this a computer or recorded audio stream needs to be replayed into the virtual space and tracked,”said Fynn.
Story via Science WA.