Francesco Grani

Investigating the Relationship Between Pressure Force and Acoustic Waveform in Footstep Sounds

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
In this paper we present an inquiry into of the relationships between audio waveforms and ground reaction force in recorded footstep sounds. In an anechoic room, we recorded several footstep sounds produced while walking on creaking wood and gravel. The recordings were performed by using a pair of sandals embedded with six pressure sensors each. Investigations of the relationships between recorded force and footstep sounds is presented, together with several possible applications of the system.