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Effects of Sound Type on Recreating the Trajectory of a Moving Source

Wilson, Graham ; Brewster, Stephen ; Caltenco, Héctor ; Magnusson, Charlotte ; Finocchietti, Sara ; Baud-Bovy, Gabriel and Gori, Monica (2015) CHI 2015 - The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems p.1645-1650
Abstract
The ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction) device is designed for visually impaired and blind children to wear on the wrist and produce sound based on the movement of the arm through space. The primary func- tion is to inform a child (or adult) about his/her own movements to aid spatial cognition rehabilitation. How- ever, the device could also be worn by friends and family and be used to inform the visually impaired per- son of others’ movement in the environment. In this paper, we describe an initial experiment that measured how well blindfolded sighted individuals could track a moving sound source in 2D horizontal space and then walk the same route to the same end position. Six sounds, including natural sounds, abstract sounds,... (More)
The ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction) device is designed for visually impaired and blind children to wear on the wrist and produce sound based on the movement of the arm through space. The primary func- tion is to inform a child (or adult) about his/her own movements to aid spatial cognition rehabilitation. How- ever, the device could also be worn by friends and family and be used to inform the visually impaired per- son of others’ movement in the environment. In this paper, we describe an initial experiment that measured how well blindfolded sighted individuals could track a moving sound source in 2D horizontal space and then walk the same route to the same end position. Six sounds, including natural sounds, abstract sounds, Ear- cons and speech, were compared to identify which type of sound produced more accurate route recreation. (Less)
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Sound perception, visual impairment, spatial cognition
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CHI EA '15 : Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Begole, Bo and Kim, Jinwoo
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1645 - 1650
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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CHI 2015 - The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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2015-04-18 - 2015-04-23
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10.1145/2702613.2732821
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English
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  abstract     = {The ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction) device is designed for visually impaired and blind children to wear on the wrist and produce sound based on the movement of the arm through space. The primary func- tion is to inform a child (or adult) about his/her own movements to aid spatial cognition rehabilitation. How- ever, the device could also be worn by friends and family and be used to inform the visually impaired per- son of others’ movement in the environment. In this paper, we describe an initial experiment that measured how well blindfolded sighted individuals could track a moving sound source in 2D horizontal space and then walk the same route to the same end position. Six sounds, including natural sounds, abstract sounds, Ear- cons and speech, were compared to identify which type of sound produced more accurate route recreation.},
  author       = {Wilson, Graham and Brewster, Stephen and Caltenco, Héctor and Magnusson, Charlotte and Finocchietti, Sara and Baud-Bovy, Gabriel and Gori, Monica},
  booktitle    = {CHI EA '15 : Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  editor       = {Begole, Bo and Kim, Jinwoo},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1645--1650},
  publisher    = {Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)},
  title        = {Effects of Sound Type on Recreating the Trajectory of a Moving Source},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2732821},
  doi          = {10.1145/2702613.2732821},
  year         = {2015},
}