Re: Physics of the sound of footsteps ("Bruno L. Giordano" )

Subject: Re: Physics of the sound of footsteps
From:    "Bruno L. Giordano"  <brungio@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:20:53 +0000

Hello Linda, you might be interested in Giordano et al. (2012, JASA; below), in the work of Yon Visell (, and in this book on walking in virtual environments: Best, Bruno @xxxxxxxx{giordano2012identification, 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 > footstep? > > Thank you for any information. > > Linda Seltzer > > -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bruno L. Giordano, PhD Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology 58 Hillhead Street, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QB, Scotland T +44 (0) 141 330 5484 Www:

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