Auditory Display Technology ("Good, Michael (MN65)" )

Subject: Auditory Display Technology
From:    "Good, Michael (MN65)"  <good_michael(at)HTC.HONEYWELL.COM>
Date:    Fri, 20 Nov 1998 08:58:35 -0600

Hello All, I am a human factors scientist with Honeywell and have been involved primarily with visual display development over the last few years. I spent my graduate career working in the area of auditory perception, specifically in the area of sound localization in noise. Unfortunately, since I have been working here I haven't been able to do much "auditory" stuff...until now!!! I am working on a program to investigate the utility of providing auditory information to a dismounted soldier in the battlefield. What I am currently interested in is the state-of-the-art technology for displaying auditory information. Since I have been out of the area for so long, I would like to get your input on this if possible (URL's, contact persons, technical journal articles, etc) that might help me to get a fairly good understanding of what the current state-of-the-art is in the area of auditory displays. At this point, I am not so concerned of the utility of a particular auditory display for a soldier (e.g., many of the displays that are used in the lab would be ineffective for a soldier due to their size/weight), but rather I am concerned of what the current technology is capable of doing. However, if you are aware of specific companies or research groups that have been developing "small" auditory displays (e.g., ones that can be carried on a soldiers back or belt-pack) that information would be extremely beneficial as well. Any help you can provide would be very helpful.....thanks in advance, Mike McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8d on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at

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