As Light as your Footsteps: Altering Walking Sounds to Change Perceived Body Weight, Emotional State and Gait

@inproceedings{TajaduraJimnez2015AsLA,
  title={As Light as your Footsteps: Altering Walking Sounds to Change Perceived Body Weight, Emotional State and Gait},
  author={Ana Tajadura-Jim{\'e}nez and Maria Basia and Ophelia Deroy and Merle Fairhurst and Nicolai Marquardt and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2015}
}
An ever more sedentary lifestyle is a serious problem in our society. Enhancing people's exercise adherence through technology remains an important research challenge. We propose a novel approach for a system supporting walking that draws from basic findings in neuroscience research. Our shoe-based prototype senses a person's footsteps and alters in real-time the frequency spectra of the sound they produce while walking. The resulting sounds are consistent with those produced by either a… CONTINUE READING
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