Visualization system for sound field using see-through head-mounted display

Atsuto Inoue, Yusuke Ikeda, Kohei Yatabe, Yasuhiro Oikawa

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For the visualization of a sound field, a widely used method is the superimposition of the sound information onto a camera view. Although it effectively enables the understanding the relationship between space and sound, a planar display cannot resolve depth information in a straightforward manner. In contrast, a see-through head-mounted display (STHMD) is capable of representing three-dimensional (3D) vision and natural augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR). In this paper, we propose a system for the measurement and visualization of a sound field with an STHMD. We created two visualization systems using different types of STHMDs and technologies for realizing AR/MR and a measurement system for a 3D sound intensity map, which can be used together with the visualization system. Through three visualization experiments, we empirically found that the stereoscopic viewing and the convenient viewpoint movement associated with the STHMD enables understanding of the sound field in a short time.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAcoustical Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan


  • Augmented reality (AR)
  • Marker detection
  • Mixed reality (MR)
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • Sound intensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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