Handwriting Movement Sonification for the Rehabilitation of Dysgraphia

Authors: Danna J., Velay J-L., Paz-Villagrán V., Capel A., Pétroz C., Gondre C., Thoret E., Aramaki M., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R.
Publication Date: October 2013
Journal: 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (October 15-18, Marseille, France, pp. 200-208, 2013)

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Sounds can be used to inform about the correctness of an ongoing movement, without directly interfering with the visual and proprioceptive feedback. Furthermore, the dynamic features of sounds make them particularly appropriate means of accessing the spatiotemporal characteristics of movements. Finally, because of their playful characteristics, sounds are potentially effective for motivating children in particular need of such assistance. Based on these theoretical considerations, the present work investigated the relevance of applying an online auditory feedback to spatiotemporal characteristics of handwriting for the rehabilitation of handwriting learning disabilities.