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    • Designing auditory display of heart rate variability in biofeedback context 

      Yu, Bin; Feijs, Loe; Funk, Mathias; Hu, Jun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      This paper presents a set of real-time sonifications of heart rate variability in the context of biofeedback. The objective of the study is to explore new ways in providing biofeedback information rather than the typical ...
    • Can auditory display help us categorize seismic signals? 

      Boschi, Lapo; Paté, Arthur; Holtzman, Ben; Le Carrou, Jean-Loïc (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Recordings of the Earth’s surface oscillation (seismograms) can be sonified such that most of the signal’s frequency spectrum falls in the audible range. Then, the pattern-recognition capabilities of the human auditory ...
    • Prototyping a method for the assessment of real-time EEG sonifications 

      Steffert, Tony; Holland, Simon; Mulholland, Paul; Dalton, Sheep; Väljamäe, Alexander (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      This paper presents a first step in the development of a methodology to compare the ability of different sonifications to convey the fine temporal detail of the Electroencephalography (EEG) brainwave signal in real time. ...
    • Sonifying multichannel ultrasound data for periphonic loudspeaker array 

      Schmele, Timothy; Romero, Juan Alzate; Troge, Thomas A.; Ruiter, Nicole; Zapf, Michael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      The following paper describes several transformations of ultrasonic data into musical material for hemispheric loudspeaker setup. This data comes from a medical prototype for the purpose of early breast cancer detection ...
    • Guiding auditory attention toward the subtle components in electrocardiography sonification 

      Terasawa, Hiroko; Morimoto, Yota; Matsubara, Masaki; Sato, Akira; Ohara, Makoto; Kawarasaki, Masatoshi (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      ECG (electrocardiography) consists of a few components and features that indicate the details of electrical conduction in each part of the heart. The simple pitch-mapping sonification of ECG cannot indicate these components ...
    • Evaluation of reaction times to sound stimuli on mobile devices 

      Wersényi, György; Nagy, Hunor; Csapó, Ádám (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      When developing new devices for assistive technology, it is important to consider auditory response times to different kinds of warning and navigational sounds. Perception, processing and action following the presentation ...
    • Haptic-auditory perceptual feedback based training for improving the spatial acoustic resolution of the visually impaired people 

      Bălan, Oana; Moldoveanu, Alin; Nagy, Hunor; Wersényi, György; Botezatu, Nicolae; Stan, Andrei; Lupu, Robert-Gabriel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      3D binaural sounds play an important role in the development of navigational systems for the blind people. The use of generic HRTFs in virtual auditory displays significantly affects the acoustic spatial resolution and ...
    • A wireless instrumented insole device for real-time sonification of gait 

      Horsak, Brian; Iber, Michael; Bauer, Karin; Kiselka, Anita; Gorgas, Anna-Maria; Dlapka, Ronald; Doppler, Jakob (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      The treatment of gait disorders or impairments is one major challenge in physical therapy. The broad and fast development in low-cost, miniaturized and wireless sensing technologies supported the development of embedded ...
    • Use of personalized binaural audio and interactive distance cues in an auditory goal-reaching task 

      Geronazzo, Michele; Avanzini, Federico; Fontana, Federico (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      While the angular spatialization of source sounds through individualized Head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) has been extensively investigated in auditory display research, also leading to effective real-time rendering ...
    • Sonifications for digital audio workstations: Reflections on a participatory design approach 

      Metatla, Oussama; Bryan-Kinns, Nick; Stockman, Tony; Martin, Fiore (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Methods to engage users in the design process rely predominantly on visual techniques, such as paper prototypes, to facilitate the expression and communication of design ideas. The visual nature of these tools makes ...
    • Real-time smile sonification using surface EMG signal and the evaluation of its usability 

      Nakayama, Yuki; Takano, Yuji; Matsubara, Masaki; Suzuki, Kenji; Terasawa, Hiroko (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      We propose a real-time, interactive system for smile recognition and sonification using surface electromyography (EMG) signals. When a user smiles, a sound is played. The surface EMG signal is mapped to pitch using a ...
    • Cultural differences in preference of auditory emoticons: USA and South Korea 

      Jeon, Myounghoon; Lee, Ju-Hwan; Sterkenburg, Jason; Plummer, Christopher (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      For the last two decades, research on auditory displays and sonification has continuously increased. However, most research has focused on cognitive and functional mapping rather than emotional mapping. Moreover, there ...
    • Onset asynchrony in spoken menus 

      Hinde, Alistair F.; Evans, Michael; Tew, Anthony I.; Howard, David M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      The menu is an important interface component, which appears unlikely to be completely superseded by modern search-based approaches. For someone who is unable to attend a screen visually, however, alternative non-visual ...
    • Tracking moving sounds: Perception of spatial figures 

      Camier, Cédric; Féron, François-Xavier; Boissinot, Julien; Guastavino, Catherine (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      With the emergence of electroacoustic music, spatial figures have become part of the musical vocabulary of many composers. But the perception of auditory trajectories has received scant attention in the scientific ...
    • Optimizing aesthetics and precision in sonification for peripheral process-monitoring 

      Hermann, Thomas; Hildebrandt, Tobias; Langeslag, Patrick; Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      We have developed the SoProMon process monitoring system to evaluate how real-time sonifications can increase awareness of process states and to support the detection and resolving of critical process situations. Our ...
    • Sleep Enhancement by Sound Stimulation 

      Huotilainen, Minna; Gröhn, Matti; Yli-Kyyny, Iikka; Virkkala, Jussi; Paunio, Tiina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Recently research groups have reported that the depth and/or duration of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) can be increased and memory consolidation can be improved by playing short sounds with approximately 1-2 second intervals ...
    • Adding sound to medical data representation 

      Mihalas, George; Popescu, Lucian; Naaji, Antoanela; Andor, Minodora; Paralescu, Sorin; Tudor, Anca; Neagu, Adrian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Some preliminary results of a project aiming to develop tools for adding sound associated to medical data are presented. The description of our sonification procedure is followed by two different examples. The first ...
    • Chemical spectral analysis through sonification 

      Newbold, Joseph W.; Hunt, Andy; Brereton, Jude (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Chemical spectra are an important part of how research chemists analyse the outcomes of experiments. However these complex spectra can be very difficult and time consuming to analyse. This paper outlines an investigation ...
    • Auditory assistance for timing presentations 

      Mittmannsgruber, Rainer; Vogt, Katharina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      Every presentation has to end at some point. Signaling the approaching end of the presentation time in conferences is often accomplished by showing signs with the remaining time written on it, i.e., by visual contact. ...
    • Exploring novel auditory displays for supporting accelerated skills acquisition and enhanced performance in motorsport 

      Powell, Nicholas; Lumsden, Jo (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, 2015-07)
      This paper explores the design, development and evaluation of a novel real-time auditory display system for accelerated racing driver skills acquisition. The auditory feedback provides concurrent sensory augmentation ...