Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Aura – Adaptive Soundscapes
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Aura makes the switch between the different music listening situations easy and seamless, while offering a truly customized, adaptive listening experience.
Aura can be used personally in focused sound mode or shared with others in the ambient mode. This makes a unique combination of loudspeakers and headphones. The transition between the different soundscapes with the built-in ultrasonic speakers is controlled by the Aura AI. The ring’s OLED display provides instant feedback of the AI interactions.
In the focused listening mode the ring stays in its vertical position, while in the ambient mode it rotates ninety degrees to its horizontal position. The rotation mechanism of the ring not only functions as an acoustic feature, but it also provides a visual reference about the direction of the sound.