The Sound Nest project: mobile Application design for auditory cognitive training of stressed people in the post epidemic era.
Authors: Fenglin Gao, Fei Xu
Abstract: Under the COVID-19 epidemic and the economic downturn, people's pressure is increasing daily. Many people in the workplace are troubled by the distraction caused by excessive pressure. This paper aims to study the effective methods for stressed people to improve their concentration in the post-pandemic era. It also introduces the design and development process of an Android system-based mobile app - "Sound Nest." With auditory cognitive training as the core, we will conduct nonmusical auditory training for stressed people from three aspects: sound frequency, spatial orientation, and rhythm. We use SteamAudioVR to build a 3D virtual sound field and, with the guidance of visual interface orientation, to help improve our concentration. This software has three training modules. Based on the auditory attention training (AT) of Adrian Wells, it constructs single-source orientation training and multi-source track training modules. Based on the binaural auditory beats training of James · D · Lane · A, build a binaural beat training module. 3D virtual sound field orientation is constructed based on the ASMR Map of Emma L. Barratt. This application conducted sampling tests on some stressed people and received good feedback, which initially entered clinical validation.
Keywords: Sound Nest, APP design, auditory cognitive training, stress, post epidemic
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