Microsoft’s development of three-dimensional audio technology to help visually impaired




The company Microsoft tested the second phase of the initiative, the company’s technology-related three-dimensional 3D audio which helps visually impaired people to wander in the future within the cities, according to the newspaper Telegraph British.

Microsoft and has worked for two years on the project Cities Unlocked and who aspires to the use of advanced GPS technology and smart phone technology to help visually impaired people to navigate within the cities of their own volition.

The Telegraph reported that after testing the new technology Microsoft’s own voice of the assistant spatial directs people and led them to a their destinations and also helps them to understand clearly where they are and where they are for sites popular and important landmarks.

The company is the experience of a pair of earphones, which was developed by hearing aid maker GN Store Nord, which includes a device for measuring acceleration and measurement of angular accelerations and compass and speakers in different parts of the speakers are giving the impression about the sound coming from different directions.

Are allowed to do by pressing a button on the steering orientate within the remote control, which works by Albulothot to know exactly where the user.

That provide the possibility of knowledge of the user for his whereabouts accurately outside the house is paid on the strength and tranquility, Microsoft uses GPS technology as part of the guidance system through dedicated to technology application vocal Soundscape three-dimensional when the user presence outside the home to provide assistance and know exactly the location.

And adopt this technology when the user places the presence within the closed beacons located within buildings, shops and broadcasts the signal via Bluetooth to the speakers is picked up and determine where the user accurately.

Technique is interesting, and you are using a range of technologies that have become available generally, and the alleviation of stress and tension felt by the blind for their movements and where the ocean in general.

Microsoft says that the Cities Unlocked initiative still needs a lot of development, and it is still in the experimental stages, Microsoft and do the work in an attempt to make this audio technology a reality, but it seems it will not be available to the public in the foreseeable future.


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