The Oh Music, Where Art Thou? navigation system made from a pair of headphones, an Android smartphone positioned above the user's head and a specially developed app
The poster recently presented by the team at the Mobile HCI conference
A software application artificially shifts music played back through the headphones between left and right channels to help guide users to the chosen destination
The Mobile HCI app developed to allow cyclists to navigate by music shifted to the left or right to indicate direction
A research team from the Netherlands has developed a GPS navigation system for cyclists which artificially shifts music to the left or right to guide users to a chosen destination
During the system's development, blindfolded participants were asked to follow a sound beacon
Having a calming voice like that of John Cleese or Ozzy Osbourne shout out directions to supplement the visuals on your GPS navigation device is an effective way to make sure that you don't miss your turn. Relying on visual navigation is a big distraction for cyclists too, dangerously diverting focus away from the road ahead. To help overcome such issues, a research team in the Netherlands has reported promising results from an audio-only navigation system that uses an Android smartphone connected to a pair of headphones to help guide users to a target location with music that's artificially shifted to the left or right to indicate direction.
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