Developing Movement Sonification for Sports Performance

  • O'Brien Benjamin
  • Vidal Adrien
  • Bringoux Lionel
  • Bourdin Christophe


This paper offers a survey of movement sonification studies conducted over the last four years at the Institute of Movement Science. Our research focuses on studying the effects of online sonification on sporting performance and movement in golf and cycling. Given the different goals and motor control skills required to be successful, our experiences have provided us with significant insight when considering experimental design and analysis. Skill level and the complexity and ease of repeating motor tasks are major factors when developing sonification strategies and studying its effects. Decisions regarding which movement parameters and the presentation of sonification are equally important depending on study goals. The following outlines our perspectives and methodologies when developing and studying sonification and its effect on sports performance and movement.