Soundways: NIck Hayes

Best Awards 2013: Bronze.
Sound Ways is a conceptual mobile application designed to aid and enhance navigation around university environments for blind and visually impaired students. The app provides users a tool to search and navigate to buildings, classrooms and services on campus using verbal audio cues and 3D directional (binaural) sound. The user’s location is tracked in a digital campus model where binaural sound plays in relation to the user’s position in real-time, allowing them to perceive approximate distance and direction using the generated soundscapes. The app was designed for iOS devices, exploiting their built-in accessibility functions and significant visually impaired user base.

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