Auditory Presence, Individualized Head-Related Transfer Functions, and Illusory Ego-Motion in Virtual Environments
Paper in proceedings, 2004

It is likely that experiences of presence and self-motion elicited by binaurally simulated and reproduced rotating sound fields can be degraded by the artifacts caused by the use of generic Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs). In this paper, an HRTF measurement system which allows for fast data collection is discussed. Furthermore, effects of generic vs. individualized HRTFs were investigated in an experiment. Results show a significant increase in presence ratings of individualized binaural stimuli compared to responses to stimuli processed with generic HRTFs. Additionally, differences in intensity and convincingness of illusory self-rotation ratings were found for sub-groups of subjects, formed on the basis of subjects’ localization performance with the given HRTFs catalogues.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Acoustic Space

Presence

Author

Alexander Väljamäe

Chalmers, Department of Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Pontus Larsson

Chalmers, Department of Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Daniel Västfjäll

Chalmers, Department of Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Mendel Kleiner

Chalmers, Department of Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Proc. of 7th Annual Workshop Presence

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