Audio Radar is a new innovative device designed to make playing easier for deaf and hard of hearing players. You could say that he will see the sounds thanks to him. Surely you already know very well that we like to play from the perspective of people with disabilities. We dedicated research to deaf players in cooperation with the organization Tichý svět. Among other things, it turned out that playing a game without sound is a big barrier, even in situations that others may not even think of. Just imagine that you may not know that an enemy is approaching you from behind or from the side. You can’t hear his footsteps, you can’t hear him shooting at you. You don’t hear an explosion or the loud sound of a car speeding towards you.
The device has been tested for less than two years and now its authors want to apply for support through a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo portal.
It is this barrier that Audio Radar from AirDrop Gaming wants to remove, which works on a similar principle as other compensation tools that visualize sounds for the deaf. However, in this case it is not software as before, but a professional external device. Six LED lights around a monitor or TV can convert 7.1 surround sound into directional help when footsteps or gunfire are heard around you. In addition, this solution may not be suitable only for players with disabilities. The operation can be adjusted in terms of color, brightness and other signals as needed. Everything can then work according to your preferences.
Although there were previously indicators directly on the screen, for example in the form of various overlays, this should be the first specialized accessory. Ideal results can be achieved with 7.1 surround sound. 5.1 sound may be sufficient, but may not be accurate. Similarly, problems can occur if there is too much noise in the environment. The device has been tested for less than two years and now its authors want to apply for support through a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo portal. It is scheduled to launch on October 15, and will allow you to pre-order Audio Radar for $ 300. Then it should sell for about $ 380. However, this is not the final price.
Not just for PC
It is certainly not a cheap piece of equipment, but it can provide the target group with really substantial support. In addition, Audio Radar is compatible not only with PCs, but also with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The authors themselves are proud to work with popular games like Call of Duty: Warzone, PUBG or Battlefield. According to the manufacturer, the goal is for players to be able to compete together and those with a handicap to compare their chances. You can already see how it works in practice on the official video, which demonstrates the possibility of Audio Radar directly in games.