SomaTech: An exploratory interface for altering movement habits

Qiao Wang, Grisha Coleman, Pavan Turaga, Todd Ingalls

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

We propose SomaTech, a Kinect-based system that encourages users to expand understanding and awareness of their everyday movements. The system creates real-time auditory feedback based on the user's whole action, aiming toward re-education of habitual, potentially unsound movement patterns which are often ingrained within the brain. To do this, we draw inspiration from the field of somatics, which has well-studied prophylactic benefits. Our initial evaluation shows promising results that users become more aware of movement choices and are able to improve their efficiency after using the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1765-1770
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Exploration
  • Interface
  • Kinect
  • Learning
  • Movement
  • Somatics
  • Sonification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'SomaTech: An exploratory interface for altering movement habits'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this