2006 Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display. The annual ICAD conference is the prime forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and discuss developments in the field of auditory display.

Recent Submissions

  • Xsonify sonification tool for space physics 

    Candey, R. M.; Schertenleib, A. M.; Diaz Merced, W. L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    xSonify is a concentrated project to extend the space physics data capabilities of the NASA Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) [1] for use by visually-impaired students and researchers, by developing a sonification data ...
  • Workplace soundscape mapping: A trial of Macaulay and Crerar's Method 

    McGregor, I.; Crerar, A.; Benyon, D.; Leplatre, G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper describes a trial of Macaulay and Crerar's method of mapping a workplace soundscape [1] to assess its fitness as a basis for an extended soundscape mapping method. Twelve participants took part within 14 separate ...
  • Vocal sonification of pathologic EEG features 

    Hermann, T.; Baier, G.; Stephani, U.; Ritter, H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    We introduce a novel approach in EEG data sonification for process monitoring and exploratory as well as comparative data analysis. The approach uses an excitory/articulatory speech model and a particularly selected parameter ...
  • Using psychoacoustical models for information sonification 

    Ferguson, S.; Cabrera, D.; Beilharz, K.; Song, H. J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    Psychoacoustical models provide algorithmic methods of estimating the perceptual sensation that will be caused by a given sound stimulus. Four primary psychoacoustical models are most often used: `loudness', `sharpness', ...
  • Trajectory capture in frontal plane geometry for visually impaired 

    Talbot, M.; Cowan, B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
  • The sonification of EMG data 

    Pauletto, S; Hunt, A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper describes the sonification of electromyographic (EMG) data and an experiment that was conducted to verify its efficacy as an auditory display of the data. A real-time auditory display for EMG has two main ...
  • The sound of one arm swinging: A model for multidimensional auditory display of physical motion 

    Kleiman-Weiner, M.; Berger, J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    We present a novel approach to the sonification of complex human movement. As a specific model we examine the golf swing, of which two components, the velocity of the club head and the relative rotation of shoulders with ...
  • Transfer effects of playing a virtual three-dimensional auditory game: Influences on the performance in a communication task and a collision avoidance task 

    Honda, A.; Shibata, H.; Gyoba, J.; Iwaya, Y.; Suzuki, Y. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    We investigated the transfer effects of playing an auditory game with a virtual auditory display (VAD) on various auditory skills in daily life situations. To measure those effects, all blindfolded participants performed ...
  • Two tools for integrating sonifications into calculus instruction 

    Hetzler, S. M.; Tardiff, R. M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    Two sonification tools are presented for use in calculus instruction. The first is a web-based tool for teaching students to interpret sonifications. The other is a spreadsheet-based tool that uses sonification to support ...
  • The role of participatory workshops in investigating narrative and sound ecologies in the design of an ambient intelligence audio display 

    Droumeva, M.; Wakkary, R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    We describe two participatory workshops conducted to support design decisions in the making of the audio display for an ambient intelligent game platform. The workshops discussed here explore specific issues of players' ...
  • Tangible data scanning sonification model 

    Bovermann, T.; Hermann, T.; Ritter, H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    In this paper we develop a sonification model following the Modelbased Sonification approach that allows to scan high-dimensional data distributions by means of a physical object in the hand of the user. In the sonification ...
  • The effect of auditory alerts on the performance of concurrent tasks 

    Acker-Mills, B. E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper reports results from an on-going study of the effectiveness of different kinds of aviation-based auditory alerts and the alerts' effect on the performance of other, unrelated tasks. Participants engage in tracking, ...
  • Scalable earcons: Bridging the gap between intermittent and continuous auditory displays 

    Watson, M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    The development of blood pressure earcons for patient monitoring is used to illustrate how data that varies from intermittent to continuous sampling can be integrated into a single auditory display design. A scalable-earcon ...
  • Spearcons: speech-based earcons improve navigation performance in auditory menus 

    Walker, Bruce N.; Nance, Amanda; Lindsay, Jeffrey (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    With shrinking displays and increasing technology use by visually impaired users, it is important to improve usability with non-GUI interfaces such as menus. Using non-speech sounds called earcons or auditory icons has ...
  • Sonification abstraite/sonification concrete: An 'aesthetic persepctive space' for classifying auditory displays in the ars musica domain 

    Hogg, B.; Vickers, P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper discusses æsthetic issues of sonifications and the relationships between sonification (ars informatica) and music & sound art (ars musica). It is posited that many sonifications have suffered from poor internal ...
  • Sonification of musicians' ancillary gestures 

    Verfaille, V.; Quek, O.; Wanderley, M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper describes the sonification of movements of three clarinetists'. Rather than quantifying the different kinds of movements and presenting such information using visual methods such as graphs or tables, sonification ...
  • Sonification of autonomic rhythms in the frequency spectrum of heart rate variability 

    Orzessek, B.; Falkner, M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This poster presents some of the work currently being done at the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland on heart rate variability biofeedback with a real time auditory display. Heart rate variability biofeedback is an important ...
  • Sonically-enhanced mouse gestures in the firefox browser 

    Midgley, L.; Vickers, P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    The use of the mouse to allow interaction via gestures has attracted much interest recently and the popular FIREFOX web browser has been enhanced by an extension supporting mouse gestures. These gestures reveal an interaction ...
  • Sound and soundscape classification: establishing key auditory dimensions and their relative importance 

    McGregor, I.; Leplatre, G.; Crerar, A.; Benyon, D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper investigates soundscape classification by using two different forms of data gathering and two different populations. The first method involves a questionnaire completed by 75 audio professionals. The second uses ...
  • Sonification as an interdisciplinary working process 

    de Campo, A.; Frauenberger, C.; Vogt, K.; Wallisch, A.; Daye, C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2006-06)
    This paper describes the progress of an interdisciplinary project that aims to develop a general sonification software environment. The approach taken is interdisciplinary; a number of target sciences form an integral part ...

View more