Multisensory experience lab
Multisensory experience lab
Key research areas
At the Multisensory Experience Lab (ME-Lab) we are particularly interested in researching topics related to sonic interaction design for multimodal environments, simulating walking experiences, sound rendering and spatialization, haptic interfaces, cinematic VR and evaluating user experience in multimodal environments.
Our research aims to achieve:
- New interfaces for natural interactions with virtual and augmented reality including multiple senses (beyond the visual one)
- New sound technologies
- Training children with special needs in performing everyday skills or in coping with anxiety
- Substituting missing modalities or enhancing existing ones (e.g. hearing impaired users or visually impaired users)
- Rehabilitation using immersive technologies
Broadly speaking, the current and future work performed in the ME-Lab falls into three categories:
- Basic research: We aim to improve immersive technology and understand its users (e.g. perception, cognition, and affect).
- Applied research: We aim to assist and empower specific user groups by means of immersive technology.
- Art and culture: We aim to explore new forms of artistic expression and preserve cultural heritage using immersive technology.
Study related activities
The lab supports the Medialogy, Sound and Music Computing programmes.
Who benefits from the research
We apply our technologies to health, rehabilitation, training, learning and entertainment.
Municipalities (including Rødovre, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen), companies interested in working with immersive technologies (including Oticon, Bang & Olufsen, Bruel and Kjær, GN resound) and several international universities.
Nordic sound and music computing
The Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network (NordicSMC) brings together a group of internationally leading sound and music computing researchers from all five Nordic countries, from Aalborg University, Aalto University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Iceland, and University of Oslo, and is supported by Nordforsk.
It’s a dive
Individual Three-dimensional Spatial Auditory Displays for Immersive Virtual Environments is a European research project funded at Aalborg University Copenhagen within the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
Using virtual reality for populations in need
This project is supported by Aalborg University, Frederiksberg municipality, Oticon, GN ReSound, Rødovre municipality, Cool Kids, Konfront, Danish Radio).
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