Understanding Emotion Through Multimedia: Comparison Between Hearing-Impaired People and People With Hearing AbilitiesBy Hiraga, Rumi; Kato, Nobuko; ASSETS 2006 - The Eighth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility,
Publication Date: 2006
Article focuses on a project conducted to develop a computer-based system that will enable people with hearing impairments to play music with normal-hearing people by communicating an intended emotion. In order to understand the types of visual cues and stimuli that would be most useful in such a system, a study was conducted to examine the abilities of hearing-impaired and normal-hearing people to recognize intended emotions conveyed in 4 types of stimuli: a drum performance, a drum performance accompanied by a drawing expressing the same emotion, and a drum performance accompanied by one of two types of motion pictures. The recognition rate was highest for a drum performance accompanied by a drawing even though participants in both groups found it difficult to identify the intended emotion because they felt the two stimuli conveyed different emotions. Visual stimuli were especially effective for performances whose intended emotions were not clear by themselves. The results from this study provide a better understanding of the similarities and differences in how people with different hearing abilities encode and decode emotions in and from sound and visual media.
Published by: Association for Computing Machinery (Website:http://www.acm.org)
SIGACCESS (ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) (Web Site: http://www.sigaccess.org )
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O17044