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Audio information in 3D - for more independence and mobility

Soundscape is a general-purpose application and allows you to switch effortlessly between using it in the real world or in the virtual world, to help build a richer awareness of your surroundings and explore your environment.

Place your phone in your pocket or bag and enjoy a hands-free Soundscape experience as it automatically calls out what is around you with any standard pair of stereo headphones!

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Soundscape Street Preview

Soundscape Street Preview breaks fresh ground for Soundscape by providing an innovative tool for virtually exploring the world! With it, you can select any location in the world to preview the area at street level in order to familiarize and build a mental map of the space.

Soundscape Street Preview will help enrich your awareness of familiar places, and help you explore and discover new and unfamiliar places!

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Explore the world from the comfort of your sofa

When people have more ambient information, they naturally and intuitively create better mental maps, so they can explore more and feel more comfortable and connected in new environments. Soundscape provides spatial information everywhere you go and adds functionality to existing navigation systems.

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Grow your awareness and discover new places.

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Enrich your experience of familiar places and confidently explore the unfamiliar.

Picture on the left is a map of Amsterdam with 6 points each with numbers one through six in them. The Right has a picture of a river in the city with buildings on both sides.

Run it in the background for a rich ambient experience.

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What is spatial audio?

Soundscape calls out landmarks in relation to you, letting you connect with your environment naturally and more intuitively without getting in the way of what you’re doing or who you’re with.

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Setting a beacon

Once you set the audio beacon to a destination, you can put the phone away and walk. Soundscape will call out roads and intersections through your headphones, putting you in control of how you want to get there.

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What is spatial audio?

My Location, Around Me, and Ahead of Me buttons help build a picture of where you are and what’s around you. “Around Me” will call out four points of interest in a 360-degree sweep, and “Ahead of Me” calls out five items in front of you.

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Unlike step-by-step instructions, sounds guide you a more natural way to move through spaces and find places on your own terms.

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Running in the background

Soundscape can be used as a stand-alone app, or it can complement other navigational aids by running in the background, helping build a richer ambient awareness of your surroundings.

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Soundscape uses OpenStreetMap (opens in a new tab) data, which is a rich and constantly enhanced community-generated mapping platform.