Spatial audio has been used in augmented reality (AR) applications, allowing developers to have a particular object emit a sound as a user gets closer to the object. Sound can also be attached to certain user inputs to provide feedback regarding different interactions. However, current AR applications do not utilize spatial sound to move the sound through space in order to provide a richer AR experience. This disclosure employs spatial audio to move sound through space to provide a richer AR experience. For example, spatial audio may be utilized to provide sounds in response to user input on the frame of their AR device. The use of spatial audio, with properties such as loudness, direction, speed of movement, fading, etc. being determined based on user input provides audio feedback that accurately reflects the real time interaction. The described techniques can be implemented in any augmented reality wearable product such as AR glasses.
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Bryan, Kathleen, "Spatial Audio for Gesture Feedback in Augmented Reality Glasses", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 02, 2023)