Space perception by acoustic cues influences auditory-induced body balance control

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Title translated into German:Die Raumwahrnehmung durch akustische Hinweise beeinflusst die akustisch-induzierte Körpergleichgewichtskontrolle
Author:Yamagiwa, Shinichi; Gotoda, Naka; Yamamoto, Yuji
Published in:icSPORTS 2013 : proceedings of the International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support ; September 20-22, 2013, in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Published:Cham: Science and Technology Publications (Verlag), 2013, S. 30-40, Lit.
Editor:International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
Document Type: Conference proceedings
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Identification number:PU201609006441

Author's abstract

The auditory-induced illusion called vection has been investigated for decades. However, it is not confirmed how the illusion affects to body balance. Especially, during a dynamic activity such as walking, it has not confirmed whether any clear effect to the body balance control appears or not. This paper focuses on investigating the effect of vection during walking. Especially this paper will discuss the space perception induced by acoustic stimuli that indicate the directions. The authors of this paper measured the response time from the acoustic cue to body balance control and the rotation amount using a small sensor system with accelerometer, magnetic and gyro sensors. According to the experiments with sight/blind participants from young to old ages, requesting them to walk to the directions of the acoustic cues with/without sight, the authors confirmed a close relation between the vision and the auditory of human during a dynamic activity.