Control of Human Generating Force by Use of Acoustic Information? Substituting Artificial Sounds for Onomatopoeic Utterances
Miki Iimura*, Taichi Sato*, and Kihachiro Tanaka**
*School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, 2-2 Kanda-Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8457, Japan
**Faculty of Engineering, Saitama University, 255, Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
We have conducted basic experiments for applying onomatopoeia to engineering problems. Subjects were made to conduct lifting while listening to acoustic information consisting of onomatopoeic utterances and artificial sounds. We demonstrated a relationship between acoustic information and lifting-forces exerted by subjects. Here, we replaced onomatopoeic utterances with artificial sounds related to onomatopoeic utterances “with or without emotion,” and show that onomatopoeic utterances “with emotion” can indeed be replaced by composite sounds, including sweep sounds with a high center frequency. We also show that onomatopoeic utterances “without emotion” and pure sound have the same effect on the magnitude of lifting-force.
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