Meeting Topic: Field trip to new laboratories at ARI
Moderator Name: Piotr Majdak
Speaker Name: Piotr Majdak (Chair, Austrian Section)
Other business or activities at the meeting:
Those who were not occupied with the uni rallye travelled to Vienna to attend the presentation of the new laboratories and the general meeting afterwards. There were four stations to visit:
1) A 64-channel EEG system for objective measurements of brain activity as a response to audio signals.
2) An ultrasound tounge imaging (UTI) system to visualize the tounge position and shape while speaking for a better understanding of the speech production.
3) A virtual-reality setup with individualized/switchable head-related transfer functions for a better binaural virtual acoustic systems.
4) A 91-channel loudspeaker array, with a spatial resloution below the human spatial precision, for psychoacoustic experiments on spatial audio and spatial auditory system.
All of them were extraordinary and interesting!
After a short historical overview of the institute and a technical overview over the new equipment the students also participated in the general meeting of the AES Austria to reinforce our cooperation and communication.
Meeting Location: Acoustics Research Institute, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1010 Wien
Written By: Katharina Pollack