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Sheer

Spring 2018

Sheer is an augmented audio tool that combines machine vision and binaural audio to give users information about their environment.

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Wearable Audio AR Device
The device detects objects and then generates sounds related to the context of those things.
  AR wearables are in the public awareness but are widely misunderstood.
Dystopic AR
AR is painted as an inescapable visually chaotic world littered with ads and graphics--- disembodied graphics have no pretext in our
current world.
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Sheer has no dystopic clutter
Sheer delivers contextual information about the world around you without the visual chatter.
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Machine
Learning
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Binaural 
Audio



Augmenting With Other Technology
Sheer is an audio AR device that uses a camera with machine learning and directional binaural audio to give the user discrete audible information.
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Above: Touchpad
Right: Worn on the ear

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How the Realtime Binaural Mapping Works

Sheer uses GPS and object recognition to identify objects and employs AI to generate appropriate sounds at the correct location.

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Captures object

Calculates distance

Calculates sound for
shape and location

Generates the
sound binaurally

Experience: Natural Discrete Sounds
Sheer offers location-relevant information about objects within the user's field of vision. The user can then either use or ignore the invitation to use that information, which is signaled by sound cues. 
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Hardware

Sheer is an earpiece that uses a camera as the source for the visual feed. The camera is purposely unconcealed. In contrast to visual AI, it does not block or distort the wearer's vision.

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Clients
HP
8i

Contact
+1 832.472.0226
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