CardioSounds: Real-Time Auditory Assistance for Supporting Cardiac Diagnostic and Monitoring

Andrea Lorena Aldana Blanco, Steffen Grautoff, Thomas Hermann

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper presents a real-time sonification system for Electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring and diagnostic. We introduce two novel sonification designs: (a) Auditory magnification loupe, a method to sonify important beat-to-beat variations when doing sports activities, and (b) ST-segment water ambience sonification, which aims to assist clinicians in the diagnostic process by building a soundscape that exhibits ECG signal abnormalities as the analysed signal deviates from a healthy ECG. The proposed methods were designed to assist users to unobtrusively monitor their own (or their patients') heart signal in situations when a visual-only representation is not convenient for the proper fulfilment of a given task.Using CardioSounds users receive auditory feedback in order to monitor important heart rhythm disturbances (e.g. Arrhythmia) or pathologies due to a blocking of the heart's vessels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Audio Mostly Conference on Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450353731
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017
EventAudio Mostly 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Aug 201726 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameAM '17
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


ConferenceAudio Mostly 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Process Monitoring
  • Sonification
  • Real-time System
  • Biofeedback


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