Rhythmic walking interaction with auditory feedback: Ecological approaches in a tempo following experiment

Justyna Maculewicz, Antti Jylhä, Stefania Serafin, Cumhur Erkut

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Abstract

We present an interactive auditory display for walking with sinusoidal tones or ecological, physically-based synthetic walking sounds. The feedback is either step-based or rhythmic, with constant or adaptive tempo. In a tempo-following experiment, we investigate different interaction modes and auditory feedback, based on the MSE between the target and performed tempo, and the stability of the latter. The results indicate that the MSE with ecological sounds is comparable to that with the sinusoidal tones, yet ecological sounds are considered more natural. Adaptive conditions result in stable tempi. These results have implications on the design of interactive entertainment or therapeutical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7018686
JournalIEEE MultiMedia
VolumePP
Issue number99
ISSN1070-986X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Audio input/output
  • Ecological feedback
  • Rhythmic interaction
  • Walking

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