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 publicationConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1765-1770
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Other

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

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Wang, Q., Coleman, G., Turaga, P., & Ingalls, T. (2014). SomaTech: An exploratory interface for altering movement habits. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 1765-1770). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581339