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VRACE - Virtual Reality Audio for Cyber Environments

Objective

„Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, and as we saw with the PC and Smartphone, we expect new markets to be created and existing markets to be disrupted.“ (Understanding the Race for the Next Computing Platform, Goldman Sachs 2016). While its technology is still considered in the early stages of development, it is already mature in the video game area.
VR/AR has the potential to change the way we do business, social interactions or education, but its applicability beyond gaming requires further development. An important field of research is the audio part. The importance of sound becomes evident when considering how people orientate themselves in space. Unlike seeing, hearing allows us to perceive instantly from all angles, and plays a leading role in giving us clues where to look at. To support natural orientation in VR/AR, the visual and auditory information has to closely match, as otherwise the illusion is shattered and the experience is not convincing.
VRACE aims at providing physically correct and perceptually convincing soundscapes in VR. This goal is pursued through dedicated training of ESRs in all VR-related domains, namely physical modelling, sound propagation, audio rendering and psychoacoustics. Specific research projects involve modelling of sound sources, such as musical instruments, voices, vehicles, colliding objects or environmental sound sources, studying sound propagation in complex interior spaces like concert halls and in outdoor environments such as urban or rural areas and investigating human perception and localisation of sounds.
With an estimated revenue of $80bn by 2025 (G&S) the demand for trained VR audio experts will increase rapidly. Besides advancing methodologies in this cutting-edge technology, VRACE will train 15 ESRs who will multiply and spread this knowledge in industry and academia. VRACE thus gives European industry a competitive edge in this global race.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT FUR MUSIK UND DARSTELLENDE KUNST WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 792 621,72
Address
Anton Von Webern Platz 1
1030 Wien
Austria

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 264 207,24
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HOCHSCHULE FUER MUSIK DETMOLD
Germany
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€ 252 788,40
Address
Neustadt 22
32756 Detmold

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Lippe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
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€ 512 640,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
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€ 280 805,76
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
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€ 303 172,56
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
MULLER-BBM GMBH
Germany
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€ 252 788,40
Address
Helmut-a.-muller-str. 1-5
82152 Planegg

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
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€ 256 320,00
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
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€ 252 788,40
Address
Am Labor 1
30900 Wedemark

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Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Partners (6)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

IESTA - INSTITUT FUR INNOVATIVE ENERGIE -STOFFAUSTAUSCHSYSTEME
Austria
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€ 0,00
Address
Strasserhofweg 9
8045 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ARTIM GMBH
Austria
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€ 0,00
Address
Ziehrergasse 4
2230 Gänserndorf

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Nordteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SIMetris GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Am Weichselgarten 7
91058 Erlangen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SYOS
France
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€ 0,00
Address
3 Cité De L'ameublement
75011 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT
France
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€ 0,00
Address
25 Av Francois Mitterrand
69500 Bron

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1601 Willow Road
94025 Menlo Park Ca

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00