Discipline: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Psychology
The human is equipped with five senses, namely the sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The largest proportion of information from the environment is acquired by visual perception, which is the most developed and most commonly used. However, it is insufficient to reply on vision to fully perceive the environment. It is postulated that audio display can significantly supplement visual displays due to its Omni-directional and light independent nature. This is evident in human-machine interfaces for pilots and military personnel.
This project aims to understand what and how much can be communicated via audio displays? When are the audio displays the most appropriate channel to communicate? What type of information is most appropriate to communicate by audio displays? How can audio displays enhance situation awareness (SA) and decision making?
The challenge of the project:
1. To do an extensive literature review on auditory displays
2. To think of potential areas where audio displays can be applied to
3. To develop a methodology for auditory display selection
Keen interest in Human Factors Engineering