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Revisiting Acoustics Education Using Mobile Devices to Learn Urban Acoustic Environments: Recent Issues on Current Devices and Applications

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Environmental Acoustics Laboratory, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Department of Architecture, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-8588, Japan
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Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, 4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami, Fukuoka 815-8540, Japan
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Urban Sci. 2019, 3(3), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3030073
Received: 19 June 2019 / Revised: 9 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 17 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Acoustic Environments)
In this paper, we revisit the acoustics education program using mobile devices to better understand urban environments. We begin with a summary of our past projects to demonstrate a model case of the concept. In these projects, the output was mainly supposed to be a noise map with measured sound pressure levels (SPLs) and sound spectra. This methodology can obviously be applied to larger-scale urban studies. Including measured sound spectra can be another advantage. Next, current problems in measurement accuracy due to recent device developments are explained and the required examinations are stated. Finally, the accuracy of the current versions of the applications as well as recently available devices are discussed. The results of this study provide information regarding the measurement accuracy of mobile devices, and some suggestions for their practical use are given, which are also useful for additional studies pertaining to the urban acoustic environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: acoustics education; urban acoustic environment; sound map; mobile device; iOS applications; accuracy test acoustics education; urban acoustic environment; sound map; mobile device; iOS applications; accuracy test
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Sakagami, K.; Satoh, F.; Omoto, A. Revisiting Acoustics Education Using Mobile Devices to Learn Urban Acoustic Environments: Recent Issues on Current Devices and Applications. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 73.

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