A Real-time Embodied Sonification Model to Convey Temporal Asymmetry During Running

Thomas Albert Rushton*, Prithvi Ravi Kantan


Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review


Existing research has shown that auditory biofeedback can be a powerful tool in improving athletic performance, exploiting the otherwise under-used auditory channel to convey relevant kinematic information. To date, however, no such research has focused on running gait asymmetry, which has a proven link to running economy (energy expenditure). In this work, we designed and developed
an intuitive sonification scheme for conveying temporal asymmetry to a runner. It specifically conveys short- and medium term information on ground contact time asymmetry and cadence through a set of embodied metaphors. We first developed and validated a lightweight algorithm for detecting running gait events, cadence, and ground contact time balance based on data from a single inertial sensor. These features were used as control parameters to a complex FM synthesis engine. The gait detection and sonification systems were implemented in a proof-of-concept application allowing real-time manipulation of system parameters to facilitate the user-centred design of a feasible and usable sonification topology. We hope that the application can form the basis for
the development and evaluation of a wearable system for providing gait asymmetry biofeedback to runners in real time.
TitelProceedings of ISon 2022, 7th Interactive Sonification Workshop, BSCC, University of Bremen, Germany, September 22–23, 2022
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2022
BegivenhedInteractive Sonification Workshop (ISon 2022) - Virtual
Varighed: 22 sep. 202223 sep. 2022


WorkshopInteractive Sonification Workshop (ISon 2022)


Dyk ned i forskningsemnerne om 'A Real-time Embodied Sonification Model to Convey Temporal Asymmetry During Running'. Sammen danner de et unikt fingeraftryk.