The sound of one arm swinging: A model for multidimensional auditory display of physical motion
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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 respect to the hips (the X-factor ) are considered as two critical factors . We map these dimensions to independent resonant filters to simulate vowel like formants. We consider other methods of sonification and illustrate the advantages of using vowel sounds. This sonification creates an auditory mapping that may prove useful in mastering and improving a golfer's swing and can be generalized for sonification of complex temporal data.