Google Research

Acoustic Textiles: Beautiful and Demanding

AATCC Review, vol. 21, No. 3 (2021), Page 33

Abstract

Textiles are an integral part of the smart speaker experience. They allow high sound quality and orient the user to the sound while being visually pleasing. Creating these textiles is an engaging engineering exercise: quantifying industrial processes, physical analysis, and design that complements the material. We discuss engineering practices that bring the best sound quality through textiles.

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