The contribution of the external ear to the headrelated transfer function (HRTF) heavily depends on the listener's unique anthropometry. In particular, the shape of the most prominent contours of the pinna defines the frequency location of the HRTF spectral notches along the elevation angle. This paper addresses the issue of automatically estimating the location of pinna edges starting from a set of pictures produced by a multi-flash imaging device. A basic image processing algorithm designed to obtain the principal edges and their distance to the ear canal entrance is described. The effectiveness of the designed hardware and software is preliminarily evaluated on a small number of test subjects.

Automatic extraction of pinna edges for binaural audio customization

Spagnol, Simone
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Rocchesso, Davide;
2013

Abstract

The contribution of the external ear to the headrelated transfer function (HRTF) heavily depends on the listener's unique anthropometry. In particular, the shape of the most prominent contours of the pinna defines the frequency location of the HRTF spectral notches along the elevation angle. This paper addresses the issue of automatically estimating the location of pinna edges starting from a set of pictures produced by a multi-flash imaging device. A basic image processing algorithm designed to obtain the principal edges and their distance to the ear canal entrance is described. The effectiveness of the designed hardware and software is preliminarily evaluated on a small number of test subjects.
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