Innovation Name: Acoustics and Virtual Reality
Awards: 9th Most Innovative Professional Services Company
Virtual reality (AR) is only typically provided as an immersive experience in the visual medium. Stantec have developed software that enables the user to experience the acoustics of a space in virtual reality, adding another dimension to the virtual reality experience. This technology allows a user to freely move through a VR scenario while listening to the real acoustics of the space.
In addition to the simulation of future buildings, this application could also be used to create an audiovisual digital twin of an existing room, i.e creating a replica of a finished real project. It also has applications in community engagement for significant infrastructure projects where an understanding of the acoustic impact is critical.