If a meeting comprises both physical and remote attendees, it has been shown that the remote attendees do not equally comprehend the meeting discussion and consequently are not able to participate effectively. The research team has conducted a study in which three auditive formats are compared in terms of their support for remote participants.

Results illustrate that the binaural audio (where the direction of the sound is simulated in the audio signal) can help remote attendees obtain a clearer understanding of the conversation in the meeting room (among the physical participants) and thus increase confidence in comprehension.

The details of this project, including the data collection process, analysis and design proposition, have been submitted to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2021, as a late-breaking work.