We are currently improving the display of AudioSlides on ScienceDirect. As a result, they will not display next to the article on ScienceDirect. Invitations to create AudioSlides will resume once the feature is available again later in 2018.
Top Engineering authors competed to create the best AudioSlides presentation in their field in a competition held in 2013. The winner of the Engineering AudioSlides Competition was selected by a number of our journal editors from the top 3 'most-viewed' presentations. Above is the presentation for "Linear electromagnetic devices for vibration damping and energy harvesting: Modeling and testing" created by Songye Zhu, Wen-ai Shen, You-lin Xu. The AudioSlides presentations from this competition are all hosted on a dedicated YouTube channel
Author Thanh-Lan Gluckman, answers when asked if she thought recording AudioSlides was helpful in promoting her article:
Absolutely, it was a great way to get the message across to busy professionals and the general public in 5 minutes and I could use pretty pictures to make it accessible...When the general public can hear your voice, they get to hear that there is a real live person behind what can be some pretty abstract ideas. It was great having him by my side because he reminded me to smile while I was talking and helped me keep the enthusiasm high. It was also a great tool for me as I could send the presentation to people that might be interested in covering the story
Dr. Tilbe Göksun, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania who co-produced a presentation to accompany a paper in Neuropsychologia, said:
The format provides researchers with the opportunity to express the gist of their papers in an easily accessible way. The reader also gets a quick grasp about the paper that cannot be explained in a short written abstract. By embedding the video in personal research or lab websites, the findings in the paper can be reached by a broader audience."