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SpeechJammer: A System Utilizing Artificial Speech Disturbance with Delayed Auditory Feedback
In this paper we report on a system, "SpeechJammer", which can be used to disturb people's speech. In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stop speaking. Furthermore, this effect does not involve anyone but the speaker. We utilize this phenomenon and implemented two prototype versions by combining a direction-sensitive microphone and a direction-sensitive speaker, enabling the speech of a specific person to be disturbed. We discuss practical application scenarios of the system, such as facilitating and controlling discussions. Finally, we argue what system parameters should be examined in detail in future formal studies based on the lessons learned from our preliminary study.
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I thought it was a joke, when I first saw the Video. Being so close to April Fools Day, when I found it... But, this is a real Project!:) Could be Fun and Diabolical and cause a hole lot of Trouble!:O
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