AcouMotionAcouMotion is a novel interactive sonification technique for Acoustic Motion Control: Body motions are captured in response to auditory stimuli to enable closed human-computer interaction loops for diverse applications, like
- Auditory sports games,
- Interactive sonification-based data exploration,
- Motion training in rehabilitation,
- Performance tests for audiomotor abilities in paralympic sports for people with visual impairment,
- Cognitive research on motion and emotion.
- Sonification research (e.g. to learn about saliency and attention)
AcouMotion has been developed by Thomas Hermann, Oliver Höner and Helge Ritter. It is strongly related to a project funded by the German Federal Institute of Sport Science ("Sonifikationsbasierter Leistungstest", VF 07 04 SP 00 69 05) in which Oliver Höner and Thomas Hermann develop a goalball-specific performance test. Currently, this test is evaluated with the German international goalball players (i.e. the current female European Champion).
Dr. Thomas Hermann is computer scientist, and research assistant in the Neuroinformatics Group at Bielefeld University. His research is focussed on Sonification, Interactive Systems, and Datamining.
Dr. Oliver Höner is sport scientist, and assistant professor at the Institute of Sports Science at Mainz University. His research interests include anticipation and decision making in sport games, motivational aspects of adapted physical activities and the adoption of sport games and performance tests for people with visual impairments.
The project team includes furthermore several student workers from diverse disciplines such as physics, informatics, sport science or psychology, namely Arne Wulf, Felix Hagemann, Matthias Milczynski and Henning Pulg.
- Oliver Höner, Thomas Hermann. Sonification-based Sport Games and Performance Tests in Adapted Physical Activity. contributed chapter to the 3rd book on Sound Gestures of ConGAS, submitted, to appear 2006
- Hermann, T., Höner, O. & Ritter, H. (2006). AcouMotion - An Interactive Sonification System for Acoustic Motion Control. In S. Gibet, N. Courty & J.-F. Kamp (Eds.), Gesture in Human-Computer Interaction and Simulation [Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3881] (pp. 312–323). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. [DOI 10.1007/11678816_35].
- Oliver Höner, Thomas Hermann, Thomas Prokein. Entwicklung eines goalballspezifischen Leistungstests (Development of a goalball-specific performance test). In S. Würth, S. Panzer, J. Krug & D. Alfermann (Eds.), Sport in Europa, S. 331, Hamburg: Feldhaus, 2005
- Oliver Höner, T. Hermann. “Listen to the ball!” – sonification-based sport games for people with visual impairment. IFAPA (Ed.), A.P.A.: a discipline, a profession, an attitude (Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium Adapted Physical Activity in Verona, Italy), 2005.
- Oliver Höner, Thomas Hermann, (2005). Selbststeuerung im Sportspiel mittels interaktiver Sonifikation. In H. Seelig, W. Göhner & R. Fuchs (Hrsg.), Selbststeuerung im Sport (S. 55). Hamburg: Czwalina. [ISSN 1430-2225, ISBN 3 88020 449 7]
- Hermann, T., Höner, O. & Ritter, H. (2004). Method for Controlling an Auditory Game and Associated Device. [Internationale Patentanmeldung WO 2006/037292 A1]
Sonifications, Sound and Interaction Examplesto be added...
AcouMotion for Goalball Performance TestsIn a current BISp funded research project we develop an interactive sonification-based performance test for auditory sensor-motor skills of Goalball players. Our test generates the sounds of an approaching goalball that we can control in every detail (a virtual ball throw engine). The player perceives the sound via headphones, using sound spatialization by an HRTF-approach. The head as well as the right hand are tracked by motion capturing using the Lukotronic system at convienient rate of 100 Hz and milimeter accuracy. The simulation and sonifications have been developed in Supercollider. The picture shows a previous setup with 5 speakers and the player with the handheld sensor.
- AcouMotion paper (Springer-Verlag)
- Interactive Sonification
- First Symposium on Interactive Sonification in Sports (Hermann & Höner, 2004)
- Symposium on Sonification in Sports (A. Effenberg, 2005) (german)
modified 2006-04-19 by Thomas Hermann