Introducing the art of sound – KOOB Virtual Reality Audiobooks. It’s the first and only 3D audiobook library that takes the listener – a child – into an imagination journey never experienced before. It’s world-class, state-of-the-art learning, created in Katy.
Now, for the first time, audio technology makes it possible for sound to convey actual experiences that make the listener feel immersed in the story, like ‘living inside the story.’ Using patented binaural beats and 3D sound technologies, the listener’s brain is tricked into thinking it’s experiencing sounds firsthand and they become part of the story as they engage in active imagination.
Says LEONARDO BASTERRA, co-founder of koob, “As a parent myself, I continuously struggle in finding the right balance between exposing my kids to technology or the right amount of screen time, and their ability to develop critical skills like creativity, imagination and communication. That is why our first batch of 3D audiobooks will be some of the greatest children’s stories ever written, and kids will have the most wonderful experience listening to them in virtual reality sound.”
Backed by scientific evidence, koob claims that by listening to stories in binaural or 3D audio formats, children become quicker thinkers and better problem solvers. In an abstract by the National Center of Biotechnology (NCBI), the report highlights auditory beat simulation (ABS), as “a promising tool” to positively impact cognitive skills. In other words, by translating words and sounds to image, and connecting them to memories, dreams and larger ideas, children stimulate parts of the brain, which further develop cognitive skills.
“We believe this unique audio technology can be leveraged to further develop and strengthen our independent thinking, imagination and creativity. Our goal is to evolve the audiobook as we know it, and build a massive library of 3D stories in multiple genres, includ- ing fantasy, adult fiction, religion and therapy, among others,” said MARIA TAPIAS, koob’s other co-founder.
How does this offer sound? Koob will release a batch of 40 audiobooks by the end of 2017, and is currently inviting everyone to their website, www.koobaudio.com, to experience their first two children’s storybooks. Sign up for news, updates and rewards in anticipation of the koob Virtual Reality Audiobooks launch in Google Play, Apple Store and Audible.com in Spring 2017.