2013 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.

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  • A Smartphone Based Sonification And Telemetry Platform For On-Water Rowing Training 

    Cesarini, Daniel; Schaffert, Nina; Manganiello, Carlo; Mattes, Klaus; Avvenuti, Marco (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    On water rowing training greatly benefits from sonification. However, no real-time usable smartphone based platform exists for acquisition and sonification of data measured during rowing. We propose the use of a smartphone ...
  • Sonification Of A Virtual Model Of The Old Rare Musical Instrument 

    Lukasik, Ewa; Materski, Michal (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    The paper describes a project whose goal was to enable users realistically interact with a 3D virtual model of a historical musical instrument – the clavichord attributed to the famous 18th century maker. A challenge ...
  • A Database Of Repeated Head-Related Transfer Function Measurements 

    Andreopoulou, Areti; Rogińska, Agnieszka; Mohanraj, Hariharan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper describes a new HRTF collection, measured at the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL), at NYU. This collection of 40 datasets, consists of repeated HRTF measurements on 4 subjects (10 HRTF sets per ...
  • Hakoniwa: A sonification art installation consists of sand and woodblocks 

    Kikukawa, Yuya; Kato, Megumi; Baba, Tetsuaki; Kushiyama, Kumiko (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    In this research we present an interactive tabletop installation ÒHakoniwaÓ. It consists of a wooden box, white sand and painted woodblocks. In this system, corresponding to the arrangement of woodblocks, a ceiling-mounted ...
  • A Multidimensional Sketching interface for Corpus Based Concatenative Synthesis 

    Tsiros, Augoustinos (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper presents Morpheme, a multidimensional interface that allows real-time control of concatenative synthesis through the act of sketching on a digital canvas. Morpheme extracts textural, spatial and volumetric ...
  • Sonification Mapping Configurations: Pairings Of Real-Time Exhibits And Sound 

    Henry, Ashley G.; Bruce, Carrie M.; Winton, Riley J.; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Visitors to aquariums typically rely on their vision to interact with live exhibits that convey rich descriptive and aesthetic visual information. However, some visitors may prefer or need to have an alternative ...
  • Modality And Encoding Strategy Effects On A Verification Task With Accelerated Speech, Visual Text, And Tones 

    Nees, Michael A.; Best, Kathryn (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    An experiment examined performance on a speeded comparison verification task with accelerated speech (spearcons), visual text, and auditory tones (sonifications). ParticipantsÕ task was to encode the state (increasing ...
  • Determination Of Subjective Tinnitus Characteristics By Means Of Sound Synthesis Controlled By The Touch Screen Interface 

    Poremski, Tomasz; Kotus, Józef; Odya, Piotr; Suchomski, Piotr; Czyżewski, Andrzej; Kostek, Bożena (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Determination of Tinnitus (defined as a phantom auditory sensation) characteristics concerning sound type, level, bandwidth or frequency are one of the steps in the measurement protocol. A novel technique to measure ...
  • Calculation Of Human Echolocation Cues By Means Of The Boundary Element Method 

    Garcia, David Pelegrin; Roozen, Bert; Glorieux, Christ (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Some visually impaired people are able to recognize their surroundings by emitting oral sounds and listening to the sound that is reflected at objects and walls. This is known as human echolocation. The present paper ...
  • Phantom Signals: Erroneous Perception Observed During The Audification Of Radio Astronomy Data 

    Lunn, Paul; Hunt, Andy (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper describes the work in progress of an investigation into utilizing audification techniques upon radio astronomy data, generated by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The proposed system involves ...
  • Adjusting The Perceived Distance Of Virtual Speech Sources By Modifying Binaural Room Impulse Responses 

    Albrecht, Robert; Lokki, Tapio (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Effective control of the perceived location of virtual sound sources is an important aspect of auditory displays. While room acoustics modelling may be used to produce cues related to the sound source and listener ...
  • Blendercave: A Multimodal Scene Graph Editor For Virtual Reality 

    Poirier-Quinot, David; Touraine, Damien; Katz, Brian F.G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper presents the BlenderCAVE project, which extends the 3D creation content software Blender and its Game Engine (BGE) to Virtual Reality (VR) applications. Based on a multi-screen nonstereoscopic adaptation of ...
  • The Effects Of Attenuation Modeling On Spatial Sound Search 

    McMullen, Kyla A.; Wakefield, Gregory H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Virtual spatial audio often utilizes the inverse-square law to model the relationship between intensity and distance for sources in the far-field. The present study explores the potential advantages of an “inverse-Nth” ...
  • Analysis Of The Spectral Variations In Repeated Head-Related Transfer Function Measurements 

    Andreopoulou, Areti; Rogińska, Agnieszka; Mohanraj, Hariharan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper discusses the range of spectral variations between HRTF sets measured on the same subjects. The analysis is done in a corpus of 40 HRTF datasets of 4 subjects (10 datasets per subject). Variations are observed ...
  • Empirical Aesthetic Evaluation Of Sonifications 

    Vogt, Katharina; Goudarzi, Visda; Parncutt, Richard (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper discusses three experiments on the aesthetic evaluation of different sonifications. The effects of training and understanding of the auditory display on its aesthetic appealing were tested. Results showed no ...
  • Sonex: An Evaluation Exchange Framework For Reproducible Sonification 

    Degara, Norberto; Nagel, Frederik; Hermann, Thomas (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    After 18 ICAD conferences, Auditory Display has become a mature research community. However, a robust evaluation and scientific comparison of sonification methods is often neglected by auditory display researchers. In ...
  • Sonic Shapes: Visualizing Vocal Expression 

    Pietrowicz, Mary; Karahalios, Karrie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Sound has been an overlooked modality in visualization. Why? Because it is ephemeral. We experience it as it happens, often in community with others. Then, the sound is gone. Furthermore, sound in human communication ...
  • Practical Recommendations For Using Sound Transducers With Glass Memberane As Auditory Display Based On Measurements And Simulations 

    Wersényi, György; Répás, József (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    Newly designed vibrating transducers can be used coupled directly to solid surfaces such as wood or glass as plane wave short-distance loudspeakers. Our former analysis evaluated the SolidDrive transducer glued on to ...
  • Embedding Sonifications In Things 

    Barrass, Stephen; Barrass, Tim (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    This paper describes three experimental prototypes that explore the embedding of sonifications in things. Through previous work with mobile sonifications we identified requirements for Òsonifications in the wildÓ as ...
  • Gesture-Controlled Sound Mixing System With A Sonified Interface 

    Lech, Michał; Kostek, Bożena (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2013-07)
    In this paper the Authors present a novel approach to sound mixing. It is materialized in a system that enables to mix sound with hand gestures recognized in a video stream. The system has been developed in such a way ...

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