You are invited to attend this talk hosted by the Exertion Games Lab entitled “SweatSonics” by Stephen Barrass. Stephen will be visiting us in the lab from 17 – 24 March.
When: Monday 17 March 2014, 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
Where: Pavilion 2, Level 10, RMIT Design Hub (Building 100)
More info: http://stephenbarrass.
The dance-aerobics of the 70s introduced music to enhance enjoyment and social synchronisation in fitness activities. In the 1980’s the Sony Walkman allowed joggers to chose their own music to enhance motivation and reduce fatigue. Music has proven effects on emotion, and for example the Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps listens to rap and techno before a big race to get into the ‘zone’. More recently, sportswear brands have introduced music apps on mobile devices that interactively select songs with tempo matched to jogging pace measured by a wireless sensor.
The advances in wireless sensor technology have led to an increasing interest in interactive feedback about movements and physiological condition directly to the athlete during the training session. The need to provide feedback in visually busy, hands-busy and attention-demanding sporting activities lends itself to sonic feedback through realtime data sonification.
In this talk, Stephen will
- overview the state of the art in realtime sensor sonification in sports,
- present experiments on the aesthetics of sonification in rowing,
- present the open source Mozzi Sonification Synthesiser that allows rapid prototyping on the Arduino microcontroller,
- discuss work in progress on sensor sonification at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Stephen Barrass is an Associate Professor in Digital Design and Media Arts at the University of Canberra. You can check his full bio here: http://stephenbarrass.Share