Acoustic Interface For Tremor Analysis

Acoustic Interface For Tremor Analysis

Pirrò, David and Wankhammer, Alexander and Schwingenschuh, Petra and Sontacchi, Alois and Höldrich, Robert

Proc. of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, ICAD 2012


In this paper we introduce new methods for real-time acoustical tremor diagnosis. We outline the problems of tremor diagnosis in the clinical context and discuss how sonification can complement and expand the existing tools neurologists have at their disposal. Based on three preliminary sonification experiments upon recorded tremor movement data, we show how temporal as well as spectral characteristics of tremor can be made audible in real-time. Our first observations indicate that differences among tremor types can be made recognizable via sonification. Therefore, we suggest that the proposed methods could allow for the formulation of more con fi dent diagnoses. At the end of the paper, we will also shortly outline the central topics of future research.


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Author: David Pirrò

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