ReNAR: Reducing Noise with Augmented Reality

Noise pollution has a significant impact on quality of life. In the office, noise exposure creates stress that leads to reduced performance, provokes annoyance responses and changes in social behaviour. Headphones with excellent noise-cancelling processors can now be acquired in order to protect oneself from the noise exposure. While these techniques have reached a high… Continue reading ReNAR: Reducing Noise with Augmented Reality

An interactive bi-objective optimisation process to guide the design of electric vehicle warning sounds @ Design Science

Abstract Electric vehicles (EVs) are very quiet at low speed, which can be hazardous for pedestrians, especially visually impaired people. It is now mandatory (since mid-2019 in Europe) to add external warning sounds, but poor sound design can lead to noise pollution, and consequently annoyance. Moreover, it is possible that EVs are not sufficiently detectable… Continue reading An interactive bi-objective optimisation process to guide the design of electric vehicle warning sounds @ Design Science