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    • Interactive visualization and sonification for monitoring complex processes 

      Hermann, Thomas; Niehus, Christian; Ritter, Helge (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper introduces AVDisplay, a versatile auditory and visual display for monitoring, querying and accessing information about modules or processes in complex systems. In the context of a collaborative research effort ...
    • Individualized and generalized earphone correction filters for spatil sound reproduction 

      Martens, William L (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Earphone-based simulation ofHead-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) is a common component of spatial auditory display for virtual sound sources located in virtual environments, but one technical component of HRTF deployment ...
    • Household appliances control device for the elderly 

      England, David; Salces, Fausto J Sainz; Vickers, Paul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      An evaluation of musical earcons was carried out to see whether they are an effective and efficient method of delivering information about household appliances to elderly people. A test was carried out to explore the ability ...
    • Latency measurement of a real-time virtual acoustic environment rendering system 

      Miller, Joel D; Anderson, Mark R; Wenzel, Elizabeth M; McClain, Bryan U (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Techniques for measuring and estimating the end-to-end latency and component latencies of a virtual acoustic environment are discussed. These key parameters impact the responsiveness and, hence, ``realism'' of a virtual ...
    • Identifying where you are in a room: Sensitivity to room acoustics 

      Shinn-Cunningham, Barbara; Ram, Suraj (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In a spatial auditory display, reverberation provides a reliable cue for source distance, increases the subjective realism of the display, and improves the externalization of simulated sound sources. However, relatively ...
    • Maximum listening speeds for the blind 

      Asakawa, Chieko; Takagi, Hironobu; Ino, Shuichi; Ifukube, Tohru (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Blind people usually use voice output using a computer, however, there is little objective data about how fast or accurately they can obtain information in a fixed amount of time In this paper, we describe the highest and ...
    • Instrument timbre models with noisy partial inclusion 

      O'Sullivan, Conor; Fernstrom, Mikael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper presents the results of work performed in the area of analysis, manipulation and re-synthesis of musical instrument sounds. The goal is an efficient method of musical instrument sound modelling. Building on work ...
    • For those who died: A 9/11 tribute 

      Quinn, Marty; Quinn, Wendy; Hatcher, Ben (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      For Those Who Died is a 6-minute dance and music tribute to those who died on 9/11. It premiered 9/11/2002 as part of a larger event entitled ``Reflections, A Gift to the Community'' that occurred at the Music Hall in ...
    • Focalisation on the temporal context of complex sequences 

      Guillaume, Anne; Drake, Carolyn (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Studies of the perception of sound sequences indicate the existence of an optimal processing rate [1]: sequences in which sound events occur at rates within this range are processed in more depth than events within faster ...
    • Broadcasting auditory weather reports - a pilot project 

      Hermann, Thomas; Drees, Jan M; Ritter, Helge (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper reports on a pilot project between our research department and and a local radio station, investigating the use of sonification to render and present auditory weather forecasts. The sonifications include auditory ...
    • Design guidelines for audio representation of graphs and tables 

      Brown, Lorna M; Brewster, Stephen A; Ramloll, Ramesh; Burton, Mike; Riedel, Beate (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Audio can be used to make visualisations accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The MultiVis Project has carried out research into suitable methods for presenting graphs and tables to blind people through the ...
    • D'Groove: A haptic turntable for digital audio control 

      Beamish, Timothy; van de Doel, Kees; MacLean, Karon; Fels, Sidney (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper, we discuss the design and implementation of D'Groove, an intelligent Disc Jockey (DJ) system that uses a haptic turntable for controlling the playback of digital audio. We begin by describing the tasks of a ...
    • Boardtalker: Initial experiences and open problems in prototyping a talking digital whiteboard to assist visually impaired students 

      Berque, Dave (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      BoardTalker is an assistive technology system that is designed to help visually impaired students by allowing them to hear material that is written extemporaneously on a whiteboard during class. The system uses a touch-sensitive ...
    • Drawing by ear: Interpreting sonified line graphs 

      Brown, Lorna M; Brewster, Stephen A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      The research presented here describes a pilot study into the interpretation of sonified line graphs containing two data series. The experiment aimed to discover the level of accuracy with which sighted people were able to ...
    • Combining speech and earcons to assist menu navigation 

      Vargas, Maria L.M; Anderson, Sven (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Previous research on non-speech audio interfaces has demonstrated that they can enhance performance on menu navigation tasks. Most of this work has focused on tasks in which the menu is not spoken and visual representation ...
    • Basic and applied research relating to auditory displays for visually impaired people 

      Loomis, Jack M (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper describes basic and applied research, conducted mostly by Roberta Klatzky, Reginald Golledge, and the author, in connection with development of a navigation system for visually impaired people. The paper begins ...
    • Comparison of auditory, visual, and audio-visual navigation in a 3D space 

      Grohn, Matti; Lokki, Tapio; Takala, Tapio (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A navigation test was carried out in a spatially immersive virtual environment. The test was a game-like experience where task of subjects was to find as many gates as possible while they navigated through a track guided ...
    • Communicating with sound: An ethological perspective 

      Fitch, W Tecumseh (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Due to the high density and importance of speech in most workplaces, practical sonification systems should be designed to complement and synergize with, rather than compete with, language. The multiple-message, high- ...
    • A physics-based approach to the presentation of acoustic depth 

      Fontana, Federico; Rocchesso, Davide (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A virtual listening environment providing localization cues is proposed for the reproduction of acoustic depth. By simulating the propagation of acoustic waves inside a tube it allows to change the source/listening point ...
    • Acqua alta a venezia: Design of a urban scale auditory warning system 

      Avanzini, F; Rocchesso, D; Belussi, A; Dal Palu, A; Dovier, A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A new warning system for high tide in Venice has been designed to replace the existing network of electro-mechanical sirens. The project was divided into four sections: (i) optimal placement of loudspeakers via constraint ...