Human echolocation: 2D shape discrimination using features extracted from acoustic echoes
Yu, X.L.; Thaler, L.; Baker, C.J.; Smith, G.E.; Zhao, L.S.
Dr Lore Thaler firstname.lastname@example.org
Some blind humans have developed the ability to perceive their silent surrounding by using echolocation based on tongue clicks. Past research has also shown that blind echolocators can use information gained from multiple echoic ‘views’, provided through head movements, to successfully identify 2D shapes. Here, echo features that might be used by blind humans to discriminate 2D shapes are investigated. Echoes from four shapes are collected with a custom-built acoustic radar and various features are extracted. By piecing together individual features across the measurement plane, it is found that total power and spectral centroid are two salient features for shape discrimination from multiple echoic views.
Yu, X., Thaler, L., Baker, C., Smith, G., & Zhao, L. (2018). Human echolocation: 2D shape discrimination using features extracted from acoustic echoes. Electronics Letters, 54(12), 785-787. https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2018.0680
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 10, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 24, 2018|
|Publication Date||Jun 14, 2018|
|Deposit Date||May 21, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||May 23, 2018|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
Accepted Journal Article
This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Electronics letters and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
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