Fox Sports’ Steve Wyche reports that the technology behind the new wireless acoustic sensors is soundproofing.
In a bid to reduce the risk of being left behind, the technology is being developed by companies in Australia, Canada and China.
A recent test of a prototype acoustic sensor showed it to be capable of recording sound at up to 15 dB below the normal sound pressure level (SPL).
This could be of great benefit to those who want to reduce or eliminate noise in their home.
However, it has yet to be tested on the vast majority of homes.
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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2013 the country’s average household recorded 8.7dB of sound pollution.
In 2014 the average household in Australia recorded 7.6dB of noise pollution, a decline of 4.2dB in less than a year.
While these numbers are still impressive, there are a few key factors that have been overlooked.
Firstly, the research behind the technology will likely take time.
While the new sensors could be a boon for those living in quiet urban areas, many people would likely prefer a quieter environment.
Secondly, there’s no set amount of time when the new sensor would be required.
The new sensor will only need to be used once a year and could only be used indoors for a few minutes per day.
Lastly, it’s unclear whether the new acoustic sensors will have the same performance as other sensors that already exist.
This is why it’s crucial to ensure you have the right technology when it comes to your home, said Steve Wychell, a researcher at the Australian National University.
“If you’re buying a home and don’t know how it works, you might be surprised to find out,” he said.
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