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dc.identifier.uri Fehse, Ursula Schmitz, Gerd Hartwig, Daniela Ghai, Shashank Brock, Heike Effenberg, Alfred O. 2020-06-29T15:21:48Z 2020-06-29T15:21:48Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Fehse, U.; Schmitz, G.; Hartwig, D.; Ghai, S.; Brock, H.; Effenberg, A.O.: Auditory coding of reaching space. In: Applied Sciences 10 (2020), Nr. 2, 429. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Reaching movements are usually initiated by visual events and controlled visually and kinesthetically. Lately, studies have focused on the possible benefit of auditory information for localization tasks, and also for movement control. This explorative study aimed to investigate if it is possible to code reaching space purely by auditory information. Therefore, the precision of reaching movements to merely acoustically coded target positions was analyzed. We studied the efficacy of acoustically effect-based and of additional acoustically performance-based instruction and feedback and the role of visual movement control. Twenty-four participants executed reaching movements to merely acoustically presented, invisible target positions in three mutually perpendicular planes in front of them. Effector-endpoint trajectories were tracked using inertial sensors. Kinematic data regarding the three spatial dimensions and the movement velocity were sonified. Thus, acoustic instruction and real-time feedback of the movement trajectories and the target position of the hand were provided. The subjects were able to align their reaching movements to the merely acoustically instructed targets. Reaching space can be coded merely acoustically, additional visual movement control does not enhance reaching performance. On the basis of these results, a remarkable benefit of kinematic movement acoustics for the neuromotor rehabilitation of everyday motor skills can be assumed.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Sciences 10 (2020), Nr. 2
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject Audition and movement eng
dc.subject Kinematic movement sonification eng
dc.subject Knowledge of performance eng
dc.subject Knowledge of results eng
dc.subject Motor control eng
dc.subject Neuromotor rehabilitation eng
dc.subject Proprioception and movement eng
dc.subject Reaching eng
dc.subject Sensory-motor integration eng
dc.subject Visual-to-auditory substitution eng
dc.subject.ddc 620 | Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau ger
dc.title Auditory coding of reaching space
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 2076-3417
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 2
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 10
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 429
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