A person wearing headphones, listening to navigation instructions

Attracktion

In Attracktion, we applied the results from NavigaTone to a broader selection of music and tested its feasibility in the wild.

The test tracks consisted of a number of popular pop songs. You can find the Reaper project files to create the mixdown here. The necessary multitrack stems can be found here.

To measure the head-orientation we equipped regular headphones with an ESP32-based microcontroller board and the Bosch BNO055 inertial measurement unit. The MotionHeadset firmware will send the IMU data using Bluetooth.

Attracktion is a project of Jelco Adamczyk, Kris Luyten, and Florian Heller.

  • [DOI] F. Heller, J. Adamczyk, and K. Luyten, “Attracktion: Field Evaluation of Multi-Track Audio as Unobtrusive Cues for Pedestrian Navigation,” in MobileHCI ’20: Proceedings of the the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{heller2020a,
    author = {Florian Heller and Jelco Adamczyk and Kris Luyten},
    booktitle = {MobileHCI '20: Proceedings of the the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services},
    document_type = {inproceedings},
    doi = {10.1145/3379503.3403546},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-7516-0/20/10},
    keywords = {audio augmented reality, mobile devices, navigation, spatial audio},
    location = {Oldenburg, Germany},
    project = {corona},
    publisher = {ACM},
    title = {Attracktion: Field Evaluation of Multi-Track Audio as Unobtrusive Cues for Pedestrian Navigation},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3379503.3403546},
    year = {2020},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3379503.3403546},
    Bdsk-Url-2 = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3379503.3403546}}