Marco Civolani

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In this study we present the evaluation of a model for the interactive sonification of footsteps. The sonification is achieved by means of specially designed sensored-shoes which control the expressive parameters of novel sound synthesis models capable of reproducing continuous auditory feedback for walking. In a previous study, sounds corresponding to(More)
A shoe-based interface is presented, which enables users to play percussive virtual instruments by tapping their feet. The wearable interface consists of a pair of sandals equipped with four force sensors and four actuators affording audiotactile feedback. The sensors provide data via wireless transmission to a host computer, where they are processed and(More)
With “Shoes-Your-Style” we introduce the entertaining possibility to change auditory feedback and sound of footsteps when walking indoor and outdoor, to alter the nature (or “style”) of shoes and contacts with the ground. This approach requires two components: a step detector and a sound generator. Artificial sounds of footsteps can be generated and tuned(More)
A previously developed nonlinear differential equation system, representative of the diode-based voltage-controlled filter on board of the EMS VCS3 analog synthesizer, can be modeled in terms of a filter network. The properties of this network can be converted block-by-block into a discrete-time version of the same model, in which the relationships existing(More)
An exploratory experiment was carried out in which subjects with different musical skills were asked to play a digital piano keyboard, first by following a specific key sequence and style of execution, and then performing freely. Judgments of perceived sound quality were recorded in three different settings, including standard use of the digital piano with(More)
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