In order to undertake research in perception of virtual reality beyond perceiving VR via a VR headset, a VR room was developed. An important point was the adequate 3D representation of sound. The room consists of a 14 channel 3D speaker system and a six screen video representation.
Inventor and director of ILERo: Prof. Dr. Cornelius Pöpel
Research assistant: Robert Krämer
Student developer: Andreas Uhl
Student assistant: Davide Straninger
ILERo is a project of the Center for Sound and Interaction (KoSI) at Ansbach University. It was supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts and by the Ansbach company Die Muggergittermacher.
ILERo has been used in multiple studies up till 2020. A study on health and sound is documented on this website.
ILERo has been documented in more detail in this publication:
Cornelius Poepel, Andreas Uhl, Robert Kraemer, Immersive listening to environmental sound in VR for clinical and well being purposes. In: The Global Composition 2018. Conference on Sound, Ecology and Media Culture. Darmstadt, S.274 – 286.