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  • Sleep Enhancement by Sound Stimulation 

    Huotilainen, Minna; Gröhn, Matti; Yli-Kyyny, Iikka; Virkkala, Jussi; Paunio, Tiina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Recently research groups have reported that the depth and/or duration of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) can be increased and memory consolidation can be improved by playing short sounds with approximately 1-2 second intervals ...
  • Optimizing aesthetics and precision in sonification for peripheral process-monitoring 

    Hermann, Thomas; Hildebrandt, Tobias; Langeslag, Patrick; Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    We have developed the SoProMon process monitoring system to evaluate how real-time sonifications can increase awareness of process states and to support the detection and resolving of critical process situations. Our ...
  • Tracking moving sounds: Perception of spatial figures 

    Camier, Cédric; Féron, François-Xavier; Boissinot, Julien; Guastavino, Catherine (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    With the emergence of electroacoustic music, spatial figures have become part of the musical vocabulary of many composers. But the perception of auditory trajectories has received scant attention in the scientific ...
  • Realtime sonification and visualisation of network metadata 

    Worrall, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    The development of the NetSon project is described, from its exploratory origins in a polymedia work for an art and technology event, to real-time continuous sonifications of network metadata. The project currently ...
  • Auditory graph evolution by the example of spurious correlations 

    Zeller, Bernhard; Vogt, Katharina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Auditory graphs can be seen as an alternative to visual graphs or as an additional element to display data. This paper will offer an approach on how a simple sound mapping can be improved into a mental model. The ironic ...
  • Auditory assistance for timing presentations 

    Mittmannsgruber, Rainer; Vogt, Katharina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Every presentation has to end at some point. Signaling the approaching end of the presentation time in conferences is often accomplished by showing signs with the remaining time written on it, i.e., by visual contact. ...
  • Adding sound to medical data representation 

    Mihalas, George; Popescu, Lucian; Naaji, Antoanela; Andor, Minodora; Paralescu, Sorin; Tudor, Anca; Neagu, Adrian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Some preliminary results of a project aiming to develop tools for adding sound associated to medical data are presented. The description of our sonification procedure is followed by two different examples. The first ...
  • The effect of audiovisual congruency on short-term memory of serial spatial stimuli: A pilot test 

    Stahl, Benjamin; Vogt, Katharina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This paper is motivated from the question if the use of spatial sounds enhances learning in multi-modal teaching aids. In a basic pilot study the consolidation of serial stimuli was tested for unimodal conditions (visual; ...
  • Metopia: experiencing complex environmental data through sound 

    Sjuve, Eva (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This extended abstract describes Metopia, a research project in the early stages of progress, a wireless sensor network for urban spaces, to aquire a complex set of data from the environment for the purpose of making a ...
  • The effects of various parameter combinations in parameter-mapping sonifications 

    Peres, S. Camille; Verona, Daniel; Ritchey, Paul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This study will be investigating the design of parametermapping sonifications and investigating how different combinations of sound parameter mappings affect the user’s ability to understand and interpret sEMG data. The ...
  • Chemical spectral analysis through sonification 

    Newbold, Joseph W.; Hunt, Andy; Brereton, Jude (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Chemical spectra are an important part of how research chemists analyse the outcomes of experiments. However these complex spectra can be very difficult and time consuming to analyse. This paper outlines an investigation ...
  • The Spatialised Sonification of Drug-Enzyme Interactions 

    McIlraith, Rick; Walton, Paul; Brereton, Jude (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This paper presents the preliminary work into the creation of an interactive spatial sonification system used to model the interactions between drug molecules and their target biomolecules within the human body. With ...
  • Subjective Assessment of In-Vehicle Auditory Warnings for Rail Grade Crossings 

    Landry, Steven; Croschere, Jayde (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Human factors research has played an important role in reducing the incidents of vehicle-train collisions at rail grade crossings over the past 30 years. With the growing popularity of in-vehicle infotainment systems ...
  • Sonification of a streaming-server logfile 

    Hauer, Wolfgang; Vogt, Katharina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This paper presents the sonification of a multimedia streaming server based on its log file. The server is used at a technical university to provide lecture recordings. Due to the large number of datapoints and various ...
  • Towards the holistic spatialization of multiple sound sources in 3D, implementation using ambisonics to binaural technique 

    Diatkine, Coralie; Bertet, Stéphanie; Ortiz, Miguel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This abstract describes a modular tool, dedicated to the real time spatialization of multiple sources in three dimensions, based on a mixed Ambisonics or Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) to binaural technique, coupled with ...
  • Can auditory display help us categorize seismic signals? 

    Boschi, Lapo; Paté, Arthur; Holtzman, Ben; Le Carrou, Jean-Loïc (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Recordings of the Earth’s surface oscillation (seismograms) can be sonified such that most of the signal’s frequency spectrum falls in the audible range. Then, the pattern-recognition capabilities of the human auditory ...
  • Regulating Drivers’ Aggressiveness by Sonifying Emotional Data 

    FakhrHosseini, Maryam; Kirby, Paul; Jeon, Myounghoon (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    There have been efforts within the area of cognitive and behavioral sciences to mitigate drivers’ emotion to decrease the associated traffic accidents, injuries, fatalities, and property damage. In this study, we targeted ...
  • Investigations in coarticulated performance gestures using interactive parameter-mapping 3D sonification 

    Barrett, Natasha; Nymoen, Kristian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    Spatial imagery is one focus of electroacoustic music, more recently advanced by 3D audio furnishing new avenues for exploring spatio-musical structures and addressing what can be called a tangible acousmatic experience. ...
  • Diagnostic singing bowls 

    Barrass, Stephen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    The Hypertension singing bowl is a CAD object shaped by a year of blood pressure data, 3D printed in steel so it resonates when stuck or rung. But can blood pressure really be diagnosed by listening to singing bowls ...
  • Two examples of sonification for viewer engagement: Hurricanes and squirrel hibernation cycles 

    Ballora, Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
    This extended abstract describes two sets of sonifications that were commissioned by researchers from the fields of meteorology and animal ecology. The sonifications were created with the software synthesis program ...

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