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Re: Physics of the sound of footsteps

Hello Linda,

you might be interested in Giordano et al. (2012, JASA; below), in the work of Yon Visell (http://re-touch-lab.com/publications/), and in this book on walking in virtual environments: http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/book/978-1-4419-8431-9



author = {B. L. Giordano and Y. Visell and H. Y. Yao and V. Hayward and J. Cooperstock and S. McAdams}, title = {Identification of walked-upon materials in auditory, kinesthetic, haptic and audio-haptic conditions},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {131},
  pages = {4002--4012},
  journal = {Journal of The Acoustical Society Of America}

On 21/01/2014 16:45, Linda Seltzer wrote:
When we walk, we can hear our footsteps, even if we are walking barefoot
on a soft surface.  However, the number of steps per second in walking is
below the auditory range.  What is it about the impact with the ground
that causes the auditory signal?  Are there papers on the acoustics of a

Thank you for any information.

Linda Seltzer

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