Expressive sonification of footstep sounds
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of ISon 2010: 3rd Interactive Sonification Workshop / [ed] Bresin, Roberto; Hermann, Thomas; Hunt, Andy, Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010, 51-54 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this study we present the evaluation of a model for the interactive sonification of footsteps. The sonification is achieved by means of specially designed sensored-shoes which control the expressive parameters of novel sound synthesis models capable of reproducing continuous auditory feedback for walking. In a previousstudy, sounds corresponding to different grounds were associated to different emotions and gender. In this study, we used an interactive sonification actuated by the sensored-shoes for providing auditory feedback to walkers. In an experiment we asked subjects to walk (using the sensored-shoes) with four different emotional intentions (happy, sad, aggressive, tender) and for each emotion we manipulated the ground texture sound four times (wood panels, linoleum, muddy ground, and iced snow). Preliminary results show that walkers used a more active walking style (faster pace) when the sound of the walking surface was characterized by an higher spectral centroid (e.g. iced snow), and a less active style (slower pace) when the spectral centroid was low (e.g. muddy ground). Harder texture sounds lead to more aggressive walking patters while softer ones to more tender and sad walking styles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010. 51-54 p.
Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52133OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52133DiVA: diva2:465428
the Interaction Sonification workshop (ISon) 2010, Stockholm, April 7, 2010
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