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    • Designing Informative Sound to Enhance A Simple Decision Task 

      Nesbitt, Keith; Williams, Paul; Ng, Patrick; Blackmore, Karen; Eidels, Ami (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      In this paper we examined the role of informative sound in a simple decision-making game task. A within-subject experiment with 48 participants measured the response time, success rate and number of timeouts of the players ...
    • Tuning Into The Task: Sonic Environmental Cues And Mental Task Switching 

      Gifford, Toby (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      This position paper suggests a novel approach to enhancing productivity for professionals whose core business is deep thinking, by manipulation of the sonic environment. Approaching the issue from the perspective of ...
    • Quantitatively Validating Subjectively Selected HRTFs for Elevation and Front-Back Distinction 

      Fan, Ziqi; Wan, Yunhao; McMullen, Kyla (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      As 3D audio becomes more commonplace to enhance auditory environments, designers are faced with the challenge of choosing HRTFs for listeners that provide proper audio cues. Subjective selection is a low-cost alternative ...
    • Sonification of Movement for Motor Skill Learning in a Novel Bimanual Task: Aesthetics and Retention Strategies 

      Dyer, John; Stapleton, Paul; Rodger, Matthew (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Here we report early results from an experiment designed to investigate the use of sonification for the learning of a novel perceptual-motor skill. We find that sonification which employs melody is more effective than a ...
    • Towards An In-Vehicle Sonically-Enhanced Gesture Control Interface: A Pilot Study 

      Sterkenburg, Jason; Landry, Steven; Jeon, Myounghoon; Johnson, Joshua (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      A pilot study was conducted to explore the potential of sonically-enhanced gestures as controls for future in-vehicle information systems (IVIS). Four concept menu systems were developed using a LEAP Motion and Pure Data: ...
    • A Task-Analysis-Based Evaluation of Sonification Designs for Two sEMG Tasks 

      Peres, S. Camille; Verona, Daniel (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      This paper presents a brief description of surface electromyography (sEMG), what it can be used for, as well as some of the problems associated with visual displays of sEMG data. Sonifications of sEMG data have shown ...
    • Hypothesis-Driven Sonification of Proteomic Data Distributions Indicating Neurodegredation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

      Martens, William L.; Poronnik, Philip; Saunders, Darren (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Three alternative sonifications of proteomic data distributions were compared as a means to indicate the neuropathology associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) via auditory display (through exploration of the ...
    • Word Spotting in a Multichannel Virtual Auditory Display at Normal and Accelerated Rates of Speech 

      Brock, Derek; Wasylyshyn, Christina; McClimens, Brian (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      The demands of concurrent radio communications in Navy shipboard command centers contribute to the problem of operator information overload and impede personnel optimization goals for new platforms. Motivations for serializing ...
    • Response Techniques and Auditory Localization Accuracy 

      Iyer, Nandini; Thompson, Eric R.; Simpson, Brian D. (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Auditory cues, when coupled with visual objects, have lead to reduced response times in visual search tasks, suggesting that adding auditory information can potentially aid Air Force operators in complex scenarios. These ...
    • The Triple Tone Sonification Method to Enhance the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia 

      Gionfrida, Letizia; Roginska, Agnieszka; Keary, James; Mohanraj, Hariharan; Friedman, Kent P. (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      For the current diagnosis of Alzheimer's dementia (AD), physicians and neuroscientists primarily call upon visual and statistical analysis methods of large, multi-dimensional positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan ...
    • Lost Oscillations: Exploring a City’s Space and Time With an Interactive Auditory Art Installation 

      Murphy, Jim; McKinnon, Dugal; Zareei, Mo H. (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Lost Oscillations is a spatio-temporal sound art installation that allows users to explore the past and present of a city's soundscape. Participants are positioned in the center of an octophonic speaker array; situated in ...
    • Sonifying for Public Engagement: A Context-Based Model for Sonifying Air Pollution Data 

      St Pierre, Marc; Droumeva, Milena (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      In this paper we report on a unique and contextually-sensitive approach to sonification of a subset of climate data: urban air pollution for four Canadian cities. Similarly to other datadriven models for sonification and ...
    • Musification of Seismic Data 

      McGee, Ryan; Rogers, David (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Seismic events are physical vibrations induced in the earth's crust which follow the general wave equation, making seismic data naturally conducive to audification. Simply increasing the playback rates of seismic recordings ...
    • Binaural Spatialisation Over a Bone Conduction Headset: Elevation Perception 

      Barde, Amit; Lee, Gun; Helton, William S.; Billinghurst, Mark (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Preliminary results from an on-going experiment exploring the localisation accuracy of a binaurally processed source displayed via a bone conduction headset are described. These results appear to point to decreased ...
    • Designing Sound Representations for Responsive Environments 

      Yamauchi, Takuya (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      In this paper, we demonstrate a responsive sound installation consisting of computer-linked thermometers and cameras installed in both interior and exterior locations that detect the states of these spaces based on image ...
    • Musical Robots For Children With ASD Using A Client-Server Architecture 

      Zhang, Ruimin; Barnes, Jaclyn; Ryan, Joseph; Jeon, Myounghoon; Park, Chung Hyuk; Howard, Ayanna M. (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are known to have difficulty recognizing and expressing emotions, which affects their social integration. Leveraging the recent advances in interactive robot and music therapy ...
    • Satellite Gamelan: Microtonal Sonification Using a Large Consort of Mobile Phones 

      Schiemer, Greg (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      This paper describes an approach to sonification based on an iPhone app created for multiple users to explore a microtonal scale generated from harmonics using the combination product set method devised by tuning theorist ...
    • Sonifying the Solar System 

      Quinton, Michael; McGregor, Iain; Benyon, David (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Sound is potentially an effective way of analysing data and it is possible to simultaneously interpret layers of sounds and identify changes. Multiple attempts to use sound with scientific data have been made, with varying ...
    • A Bone Conduction Based Spatial Auditory Display as Part of a Wearable Hybrid Interface 

      Barde, Amit; Lee, Gun; Ward, Matt; Helton, William S.; Billinghurst, Mark (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      Attention redirection trials were carried out using a wearable interface incorporating auditory and visual cues. Visual cues were delivered via the screen on the Recon Jet - a wearable computer resembling a pair of glasses ...
    • Virtual-Audio Aided Visual Search on a Desktop Display 

      Rothwell, Clayton; Romigh, Griffin D.; Simpson, Brian D. (International Community on Auditory Display, 2016-07)
      As visual display complexity grows, visual cues and alerts may become less salient and therefore less effective. Although the auditory system's resolution is rather coarse relative to the visual system, there is some ...