Facebook Builds Quiet Anechoic Chambers

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the company is working its second anechoic chamber as a significant aspect of Oculus Research. The technology giant is currently constructing the facility in Redmond, Washington.

Quietest Place On The Globe

According to The Tech Portal, anechoic means a place that has no echoes. The building is designed as the second anechoic chamber to perform sound experiments. The company revealed that achieving the calm state is challenging and includes a considerable measure of spongy sound material on the dividers and springs under the floor to avoid ground vibrations.

CEO On Tour

The building is run by Oculus's Virtual Reality specialist studying the next-gen virtual and augmented reality. It is led by tech industry veteran, Michael Abrash. As per Venture Beat, the tech giant will start shipping the Rift in March. The Oculus Rift VR headset will be tested in the quietest place on Earth.

Zuckerberg said that the company is working on new ways to make an excellent virtual and augmented reality. He added while wearing the gloves that in the near future, humans can type on a virtual keyboard and can even shoot webs like Spider Man.

Anechoic Chambers History

In 2010, Apple had 17 anechoic chambers to test iPhone models. In 2015, Microsoft announced that the campus in Redmond is well-designed to test VR equipments. Google also unveiled in 2015 that the anechoic chambers work to clarify sound recordings, which can then be utilized for gadget testing.

In the history, anechoic chambers are ordinarily used to test therapeutic instruments, vehicles, flying machine, home apparatuses and in fact, broadcast communications gear. Other companies that are utilizing anechoic chambers, include Edwards Air Force Base, the University of Iowa, Binghamton University, Material Sciences Corp., Canada's Western University, Nokia Bell Labs, Indiana University, Nordic Speaker Manufacturer Seas, Northwestern University, Minnesota's Orfield Laboratories and the University of California, Berkeley.


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