2014 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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  • Comparing Auditory Stimuli for Sleep Enhancement: Mimicking a Sleeping Situation 

    Leminen, Miika; Ahonen, Lauri; Gröhn, Matti; Huotilainen, Minna; Paunio, Tiina; Virkkala, Jussi (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Recently, two research groups have reported that the depth and/or duration of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) can be increased by playing short sounds with approximately 1 second intervals during or prior to SWS. These studies ...
  • Extended Abstract: Using Vocal-Based Sounds to Represent Sentiment in Complex Event Processing 

    Rimland, Jeff; Ballora, Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    There is an intricate and evolving relationship between sonification and Complex Event Processing (CEP) for improved situational awareness. In a paper presented at ICAD 2013 [1], we introduced a series of techniques ...
  • iEAR: Immersive Environmental Audio for Photorealistic Panoramas 

    Riker, Paul; Acevedo, Daniel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    This paper presents iEAR, a flexible spatial audio rendering tool for use with photorealistic monoscopic and stereoscopic panoramas across various display systems. iEAR allows users to easily present multichannel audio ...
  • Sonification Synthesizer for Surface Electromyography 

    Peres, S. Camille; Faisst, Cody; Slota, Nathan; Verona, Daniel; Williams, Chase; Ritchey, Paul (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Surface electromyography (sEMG) is a means for measuring muscle activity. sEMG data are typically displayed graphically on a computer screen and while this can be a useful way to display the data, it is not always ideal. ...
  • A Verification Task with Lateralized Tones and Accelerated Speech 

    Nees, Michael A.; Best, Kathryn (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Research has suggested that the left hemisphere of the brain may be specialized for processing auditory speech, whereas the right hemisphere may be specialized for processing nonspeech auditory stimuli. Due to contralaterality ...
  • Binaural Reproduction Over Loudspeakers Using a Modified Target Response 

    Nawfal, Ismael; Atkins, Joshua (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Crosstalk cancellation (XTC) is a technique that can be used to play binaural content, typically meant for headphone playback, over two or more loudspeakers. Though effective at creating a binaural spatial sound field at ...
  • Using Published HRTFS with Slab3D: Metric-Based Database Selection and Phenomena Observed 

    Miller, Joel D.; Godfroy-Cooper, Martine; Wenzel, Elizabeth M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    In this paper, two publicly available head-related transfer function (HRTF) database collections are analyzed for use with the open-source slab3d rendering system. After conversion to the slab3d HRTF database format (SLH), ...
  • SonicTaiji: A Mobile Instrument for Taiji Performance 

    Fan, Jianyu; Topel, Spencer (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    SonicTaiji is a mobile instrument designed for the Android Platform. It utilizes accelerometer detection, sound synthesis, and data communication techniques to achieve real-time Taiji sonification. Taiji is an inner-strength ...
  • Extended Abstract: Relationships Between Acoustic Features and Perceptual Segmentation of Music Audio 

    Dean, Roger T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    For a successful practical sonification, boundaries where the information state changes need to be made readily apparent perceptually. I describe time series analysis techniques for the detection of segments perceived ...
  • Localization Accuracy in Presenting Measured Sound Fields via Higher Order Ambisonics 

    Clapp, Samuel; Braasch, Jonas; Xiang, Ning; Guthrie, Anne (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    A spherical microphone array can encode a measured sound field into its spherical harmonic components. Such an array will be subject to limitations on the highest spherical harmonic order it can encode and encoding ...
  • Handheld Device for Substitution From Vision to Audition 

    Rouat, Jean; Lescal, Damien; Wood, Sean (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Sensorial substitution has great potential in rehabilitation, education, games, and in the creation of music and art. Current technologies allow us to develop sensorial substitution and sonification systems that would ...
  • Prototype Auditory Displays for a Fuel Efficiency Driver Interface 

    Nees, Michael A.; Gable, Thomas M.; Jeon, Myounghoon; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    We describe work-in-progress prototypes of auditory displays for fuel efficiency driver interfaces (FEDIs). Although research has established that feedback from FEDIs can have a positive impact on driver behaviors ...
  • Interactive Auditory Display of Urban Spatio-Acoustics 

    Musick, Michael; Turner, Johnathan; Park, Tae Hong (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    This paper presents an interactive exploration platform and toolset for spatial, big-data auditory display. The exploration platform is part of the Citygram project, which focuses on geospatial research through a ...
  • On the Importance of Correspondence Between Shapes and Timbre 

    Adeli, Mohammad; Rouat, Jean; Molotchnikoff, Stéphane (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    The results of a preliminary study of the audio-visual correspondence between musical timbre and visual shapes are reported. 22 participants had to play 20 musical sounds and choose a shape for each. An association between ...
  • Design and Evaluation of Lyricons (Lyrics + Earcons) for Semantic and Aesthetic Improvements of Auditory Cues 

    Jeon, Myounghoon; Sun, Yuanjing (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Auditory researchers have developed various non-speech cues in designing auditory user interfaces. A preliminary study of “Lyricons” (lyrics + earcons) has provided a novel approach to devising auditory cues in electronic ...
  • “Listen2dRoom”: Helping Visually Impaired People Navigate Indoor Environments Using an Ultrasonic Sensor-Based Orientation Aid 

    Hosseini, Seyedeh Maryam Fakhr; Riener, Andreas; Bose, Rahul; Jeon, Myounghoon (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    People with visual impairments face considerable limitations with their mobility, but still there is little infrastructure in place to help them. In this study, we present a new wearable electronic travel aid (ETA), “Personal ...
  • How Many Auditory Icons, in a Control Room Environment, Can You Learn? 

    Frimalm, Ronja; Fagerlönn, Johan; Lindberg, Stefan; Sirkka, Anna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    Previous research has shown that auditory icons can be effective warnings. The aim of this study was to determine the number of auditory icons that can be learned, in a control room context. The participants in the study ...
  • ListenTree: Audio-Haptic Display in the Natural Environment 

    Dublon, Gershon; Portocarrerro, Edwina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    In this paper, we present ListenTree, an audio-haptic display embedded in the natural environment. A visitor to our installation notices a faint sound appearing to emerge from a tree, and might feel a slight vibration ...
  • I Hear NY4D: Hybrid Acoustic and Augmented Auditory Display for Urban Soundscapes 

    Boren, Braxton; Musick, Michael; Grossman, Jennifer; Roginska, Agnieszka (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    This project, I Hear NY4D, presents a modular auditory display platform for layering recorded sound and sonified data into an immersive environment. Our specific use of the platform layers Ambisonic recordings of New ...
  • I Hear Bangalore3D: Capture and Reproduction of Urban Sounds of Bangalore Using an Ambisonic Microphone 

    Aswathanarayana, Shashank; Roginska, Agnieszka (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community for Auditory Display, 2014-06)
    This paper describes the project, I Hear Bangalore3D, which is an attempt to capture and render 3D recordings of various iconic locations of the city of Bangalore. First order ambisonic recordings were done and processed ...

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