6 results match your criteria Applied Acoustics[Journal]

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BabblePlay: An app for infants, controlled by infants, to improve early language outcomes.

Appl Acoust 2020 May;162:107183

Department of Music, University of York, United Kingdom.

This project set out to develop an app for infants under one year of age that responds in real time to language-like infant utterances with attractive images on an iPad screen. Language-like vocalisations were defined as voiced utterances which were not high pitched squeals, nor shouts. The app, BabblePlay, was intended for use in psycholinguistic research to investigate the possible causal relationship between early canonical babble and early onset of word production. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.107183DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7043348PMC

Demonstration of a length limited parametric array.

Appl Acoust 2019 May;148:423-433

William & Mary Applied Science Department, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, United States.

We describe a series of measurements to assess the practicality of a length limited parametric array in air. This study shows that the length limited effect is a measurable phenomenon that can be produced using pairs of commercial off the shelf parametric array speakers. We generated the effect using parametric arrays mounted so that two directional audio beams were simultaneously co-propagating through the open air. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.01.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472557PMC
May 2019
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Acoustic source localization with microphone arrays for remote noise monitoring in an Intensive Care Unit.

Appl Acoust 2018 Oct;139:93-100

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom.

An approach is described to apply spatial filtering with microphone arrays to localize acoustic sources in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This is done to obtain more detailed information about disturbing noise sources in the ICU with the ultimate goal of facilitating the reduction of the overall background noise level, which could potentially improve the patients' experience and reduce the time needed for recovery. This paper gives a practical description of the system, including the audio hardware setup as well as the design choices for the microphone arrays. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.04.019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6039849PMC
October 2018
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A priori mesh grading for the numerical calculation of the head-related transfer functions.

Appl Acoust 2016 Dec;114:99-110

Acoustics Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, Vienna 1040, Austria.

Head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) describe the directional filtering of the incoming sound caused by the morphology of a listener's head and pinnae. When an accurate model of a listener's morphology exists, HRTFs can be calculated numerically with the boundary element method (BEM). However, the general recommendation to model the head and pinnae with at least six elements per wavelength renders the BEM as a time-consuming procedure when calculating HRTFs for the full audible frequency range. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.07.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5321476PMC
December 2016
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Pilot study of methods and equipment for in-home noise level measurements.

Appl Acoust 2015 Jan;102:1-11

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20852.

Knowledge of the auditory and non-auditory effects of noise has increased dramatically over the past decade, but indoor noise exposure measurement methods have not advanced appreciably, despite the introduction of applicable new technologies. This study evaluated various conventional and smart devices for exposure assessment in the National Children's Study. Three devices were tested: a sound level meter (SLM), a dosimeter, and a smart device with a noise measurement application installed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2015.08.018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4820284PMC
January 2015
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Prediction of sound absorption by a circular orifice termination in a turbulent pipe flow using the Lattice-Boltzmann method.

Appl Acoust 2015 Jan 24;87:153-161. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 0C3, Canada.

The Lattice Boltzmann method was used to perform numerical simulations of the sound and turbulent flow inside a standing wave tube terminated by a circular orifice in presence of a forced mean flow. The computational domain comprised a standard virtual impedance tube apparatus in which sound waves were produced by periodic pressure oscillations imposed at one end. An orifice plate was located between the driver and the tube termination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.07.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7172443PMC
January 2015
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