Marcus Melconian -

Technologist Engineer Innovator

Kokoro

Spatial audio VR application for Cochlear Implant users

VR i AUDIO i UNITY

Kokoro is a virtual reality application, created using Unity Engine and the HTC Vive, targeted for training of sound localisation, speech perception, auditory proprioception, and cognitive effort, for teenage bilateral Cochlear Implant users. The application is grounded in areas of motivational behavioural science, creating a form of gamification which can heighten user learning abilities, speeds, and their overall excitement/long-term engagement towards the application.

Kokoro was a solo project completed during an 8-week research position within the Audio Experience Design team (AXP) at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, headed by Dr. Lorenzo Picinali. The research project was completed in collaboration with Oticon - a world leading manufacturer of hearing aid devices.