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Sile O'Modhrain's Selected Publications 

 

Journal Articles

Russamanno, A.; O'Modhrain, S.; Gillespie, R.B.; Rodger, M.W.M., "Refreshing Refreshable Braille Displays," in Haptics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.8, no.3, pp.287-297, July-Sept. 1 2015

O'Modhrain, S.; Giudice, N.A.; Gardner, J.A.; Legge, G.E., "Designing Media for Visually-Impaired Users of Refreshable Touch Displays: Possibilities and Pitfalls," in Haptics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.8, no.3, pp.248-257, July-Sept. 1 2015

R. L. Alexander, S. O'Modhrain, D. A. Roberts, J. A. Gilbert and T. H. Zurbuchen. "The Bird's Ear View of Space Physics: Audification as a Tool for the Spectral Analysis of Time Series Data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 119, no. 7, pp. 5259–5271, July 2014.

M. W. Rodger, S. O'Modhrain and C. M. Craig. "Temporal guidance of musicians’ performance movement is an acquired skill." Experimental Brain Research, vol. 226, no. 2, p. 221, April 2013.

M. W. Rodger, C. M. Craig and S. O'Modhrain. "Expertise is perceived from both sound and body movement in musical performance." Human Movement Science, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 1137-1150, Oct. 2012.

S. O'Modhrain. "A Framework for the Evaluation of Digital Musical Instruments." Computer Music Journal, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 28-42, Spring 2011.

R. Kuber, W. Yu and M. S. O'Modhrain. "The Evaluation of Haptic Mappings Derived from a Novel Methodology." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, vol. 3, no. 4, Article 12, April 2011.

S. Zhu, R. Kuber, M. Tretter and M. S. O'Modhrain. "Identifying the Benefits of Haptic Devices for Non-Visual Access to the Web." Interacting with Computers, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 565-581, Nov. 2011.

G. Essl and S. O'Modhrain. "An Enactive Approach to the Design of New Tangible Musical Instruments." Organised Sound, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 285-296, Dec. 2006.

E. Farella, S. O'Modhrain, L. Benini and B. Ricco. "Gesture Signatures for Ambient Intelligence Applications: a Feasibility Study" Proceedings of PERVASIVE 2006, vol. 3968, pp. 288-304, May 2006.

S. O'Modhrain. "Touch and go - designing haptic feedback for a hand-held mobile device" BT Technology Journal, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 139-145, Oct. 2004.

A. T. Woods, S. O'Modhrain and F. N. Newell. "The effect of temporal delay and spatial differences on cross-modal object recognition." Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 260-269, June 2004.

E. Gunther and S. O'Modhrain. "Cutaneous Grooves: Composing for the Sense of Touch" Journal of New Music Research, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 369-381, Dec. 2003.

 

Book Chapters
 
"Music for Sleeping & Waking Minds: To Sleep, Perchance To Dream" In M. Lyons & A. Refsum Jensenius, eds. The NIME Reader, London: Springer, PP377-378.
O'Modhrain, S. and Essl, G. (InPress) "Tactile Interfaces for Granular Synthesis". In M. Lyons & A. Refsum Jensenius, eds. The NIME Reader, London: Springer, PP149-162
Essl, G. & O'Modhrain S. (in Press) "Perceptual Integration of Audio and Touch: A Case Study of PebbleBox." Sonic Interaction Design. Cambridge: MIT, 2013. 203-211. Print.
Essl, G. & O'Modhrain S. (in Press) "Perceptual Integration of Audio and Touch: A Case Study of PebbleBox." Sonic Interaction Design. Cambridge: MIT, 2013. 203-211. Print.

 
Editorships
 
Paradiso, J & O'Modhrain, S. (Eds) (2003). "Journal of New Music Research, Special Issue: New Interfaces for Musical Performance and Interaction", 32(4), Swets & Zietlinger, December 2003

O'Modhrain, S., Newell, F. & Oakley, I. ,  (Editors) "Proceedings of EuroHaptics 2003", Dublin, Ireland

 

Keynote Talks
 

2015
O’Modhrain, S. “Once more, with feeling:  Revisiting the role of touch in performer-instrument interaction.” Keynote Address, International on New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME2015), Baton Rouge, June4-7 2015

 

2014

O'Modhrain, S. "Rekindelling the Search for the Holy Braille"; Keynote address, IEEE Haptics Symposium 2014, Houston, February 24-26 2014

 
2006
O'Modhrain, S., (2006) "Movement and music: designing gestural interfaces for computer-based musical instruments". Keynote address: in Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Multimodal interfaces Banff Canada. November 2006

“Motion and Action, Gesture and Touch” International workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design - Glasgow, August31-September 1, 2006.

 

2005

O'Modhrain, S., "Gestural Control of Handheld Mobile Devices" International Conference on Perception and Action, Monterey, CA, July 2005

 

2002

“Reflections on the use of computer-generated haptic feedback in learning tools for the blind.” 3rd Congresso Ibero- Americano de Informática na Educação Especial (CIIEE2002) Brazil, August 2002.

 

Conference Papers
 

2016

Lin, Y, and O'Modhrain, S. "Reducing Visual Dependency with Surface Haptic Touchscreens", Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2016, London July 2016
Russomanno, A., O'Modhrain, S., Gillespie, R. B. and Burns, M. A. "Modeling Latching Fluidic Circuits to Determine Clocking Limits for a Refreshable Braille Display". Proceedings of the IEEE Haptics Symposium, Philadelphia, April 2016
Michon, R., Chafe, C., Gang, N., Johns, M., O’Modhrain, S., Wright, M., Sirkin, D., Ju, W. and Gowda, N. "A Faust Based Driving Simulator Sound Synthesis Engine", Proceedings of Sound and Music Computing (SMC2016) Hamburg, September 2016

2015

A. Russamanno, R. Gillespie, S. O’Modhrain, and M. Burns, “The design of pressure-controlled valves for a refreshable tactile display,” in IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), Chicago, June 2015.  E. Sheffield, S. O'Modhrain, M. Gould, and B. Gillespie,  “The Pneumatic Practice Pad”,   In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME2015), Baton Rouge, June  2015 Huang, C. C., Lin, Y. J., Zeng, X., Newman, M., & O'Modhrain, S. (2015, January). Olegoru: A Soundscape Composition Tool to Enhance Imaginative Storytelling with Tangible Objects. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 709-714). ACM
2014
Alexander, R. L., S. O'Modhrain, J. A. Gilbert, and T. H. Zurbuchen (2014), Auditory and Visual Evaluation of Fixed-Frequency Events in Time-Varying Signals, in proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2014), New York, June 2014.
Russamanno, A., Gillespie, R. B., O’Modhrain, S., and Barber, J., "Modeling Pneumatic Actuators for a Refreshable Tactile Display," In proceedings: Eurohaptics (Versailles, France June 24-­26), 2014.
Russamanno, A., Gillespie, R. B., O’Modhrain, S., and Barber, J., "A Tactile Display Using Pneumatic Membrane Actuators," In proceedings: Eurohaptics (Versailles, France June 24-­26), 2014.
 
2011
Gillespie, R. B. and O'Modhrain, S. "Embodied Cognition as a Motivating Perspective for Haptic Interaction Design: A Position Paper," In Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2011.
Gillian, N., Knapp, R. B., and O'Modhrain, S. "Recognition of Multivariate Temporal Musical Gestures Using N-Dimensional Dynamic Time Warping," In Proceedings of NIME 2011, Oslo, Norway, May 2011.
Gillian, N., Knapp, R. B., and O'Modhrain, S. "A Machine Learning Toolbox for Musician Computer Interaction," In Proceedings of NIME 2011, Oslo, Norway, May 2011.
Bennett, M., McCarthy, K., O'Modhrain, S. and Smyth, B. "SimpleFlow: Enhancing Gestural Interaction with Gesture Prediction, Abbreviation And Autocompletion," In Proceedings of INTERACT 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011.
 
2010
Heinz, S. and O'Modhrain, S. (2010) "Designing a Shareable Musical TUI". in Proceedings of NIME 10, Sidney, Australia, June 2010
 
2009
Gillian, N., Knapp, R. and O'Modhrain, S. (2009) "The SARC EyesWeb Catalog: A Pattern Recognition Toolbox for Musician-Computer Interaction" Proceedings of NIME 09, Pittsburgh, June 2009

Gillian, N. O'Modhrain, S. and Essl, G. (2009) "Scratch-Off: A gesture based mobile music game with tactile feedback" Proceedings of NIME 09, Pittsburgh, June 2009
 
2008
Bennett, P. & O'Modhrain, S. (2008) "The BeatBearing: a Tangible Rhythm Sequencer", In Proceedings of NordiCHI 2008: 5th Nordic Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (electronic proceedings), 2008

Chuchacz, K. Woods, R. O'Modhrain, S. (2008) "Novel Percussive Instrument Design - Converting Mathematical Formulae into Engaging Musical Instruments" International Computer Music Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 24-29, 2008

Chuchacz, K. Woods, R. O'Modhrain, S. (2008) "Towards a Real-Time Implementation of a Physical Modelling Based Percussion Synthesizer" 124th AES Convention, Amsterdam, May 15-18, 2008
 
2007
Strachan, S. Murray-Smith, R. and O'Modhrain S. (2007) "BodySpace: inferring body pose for natural control of a music player", In Proceedings of CHI 07, San Jose, Calafornia

Bennett, P., Ward, N., O'Modhrain, S. and Rebelo, P. (2007) "DAMPER: a platform for effortful interface development"  in Proceedings of the 7th international conference on New interfaces for musical expression, New York, June 2007

Chuchacz, K., O'Modhrain, S. and Woods, R. (2007) "Physical models and musical controllers: designing a novel electronic percussion instrument" In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on New interfaces for musical expression, New York, June 2007

Bennett, P. and O'Modhrain, S. (2007) "Towards Tangible Enactive Interfaces". in Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Enactive Interfaces (Enactive '07), Grenoble, 2007
 
2005
Oakley, I. & O'Modhrain, S., (2005). "Tilt to Scroll: Evaluating a Motion Based Vibrotactile Mobile Interface" in IEEE Proceedings of the World Haptics Conference, Pisa, Italy
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Essl, G. & O'Modhrain, S., (2005). "Scrubber: An Interface for Friction-induced Sounds" in Proceedings of Nime 05, Vancouver, Canada
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Strachan, S., Eslambolchilar, P., Murray-Smith, R., Hughes, S. and O'Modhrain S. (2005) "GpsTunes: controlling navigation via audio feedback" In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on human computer interaction with mobile devices & services (Mobile HCI) PP275-278
 
2004
Hughes, S. Oakley, I & O'Modhrain, S., (2004). "MESH: Supporting Mobile Multi-modal Interfaces" in Proceedings of ACM UIST'04, Santa Fe, NM
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O'Modhrain, S. & Essl, G., (2004). "PebbleBox and CrumbleBag: Tactile Interfaces for Granular Synthesis" in proceedings of NIME'04, Hamamatsu, Japan
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Hughes, S. Cannon, C. O'Modhrain, S., (2004). "Epipe : A Novel Electronic Woodwind Controller" in proceedings of NIME'04, Hamamatsu, Japan
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Oakley, I., Angesleva, J., Hughes, S & O'Modhrain, S., (2004). "Tilt and Feel: Scrolling with Vibrotactile Display" in proceedings of EuroHaptics'04, Munich, Germany
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O'Modhrain, S. & Oakley, I., (2004). "Adding Interactivity: Active Touch in Broadcast Media" in proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator Systems, Chicago, Il
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2003
Angesleva, J., Oakley, I., Hughes, S. & O'Modhrain, S. , (2003). "Body Mnemonics: Portable device interaction design concept" in proceedings of UIST'03, Vancouver, Canada
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Angesleva, J., O'Modhrain, S., Oakley, I., & Hughes, S., (2003). "Body Mnemonics" in proceedings of Physical Interaction (PI03) - Workshop on Real World User Interfaces, a workshop at the Mobile HCI Conference 2003, Udine, Italy.
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Hughes, S., Oakley, I. Brady, A. & O'Modhrain, S. , (2003). "Exploring Dynamic Haptic Cues in Vehicle Teleoperation" in proceedings of EuroHaptics 2003, Dublin, Ireland
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Oakley, I. & O'Modhrain, S. , (2003). "Cross-modal perception of motion-based visual-haptic stimuli" presented at the International Multisensory Research Fourm 2003 (IMRF 2003), Hamilton, Canada
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Cannon, C., Hughes, S. & O'Modhrain, S., (2003). "EpipE: Exploration of the Uilleann Pipes as a potential controller for computer-based music" in proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME'03), Montreal, Canada
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O'Modhrain, S. & Oakley, I., (2003). "Touch TV: Adding Feeling to Broadcast Media" in proceedings of the European Conference on Interactive Television: from Viewers to Actors?, Brighton, UK
Awarded best paper in conference
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2002
Oakley, I. & O'Modhrain, S., (2002). "Contact IM: Exploring Asynchronous Touch Over Distance" in proceedings of CSCW 2002, New Orleans, LO
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Brady, A., MacDonald, B., Oakley, I., Hughes, S., O'Modhrain, S., (2002). "RELAY: A Futuristic Interface for Remote Driving" in proceedings of EuroHaptics 2002, Edinburgh, UK
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Gunther, E., Davenport, G. & O'Modhrain, S., (2002). "Cutaneous Grooves: Composing for the Sense of Touch" in proceedings of NIME 2002, Dublin, Ireland
2002
Chang, A., O'Modhrain, S., Jacob, R., Gunther, E., Ishii, H., (2002). "ComTouch: Design of a Vibrotactile Communication Device" in proceedings of DIS 2002, London, UK
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2000
Chafe, C., O'Modhrain, S., (2000). "The Performer-Instrument Interaction: A Sensory Motor Perspective" in proceedings of the IMCA, Menlo Park.
O'Modhrain, S., Chafe, C., (2000). "Incorporating Haptic Feedback into Interfaces for Music Applications" in proceedings of ISORA, World Automation Conference 2000
Wies, E., Gardner, J.A., O'Modhrain, M.S., Hasser, C.J. and Bulatov, V.L. "Web-Based Touch Display for Accessible Science Education." in S. Brewster, R. Murray-Smith (Eds.): Haptic HCI 2000, LNCS 2058, pp. 52-60, 2001.
1999
O'Modhrain, S., (1998). "Restricted Access: Exploritory Procedures and Object Properties" in proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress: Dynamic Systems and Control Division, Vol. 2 (Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator Systems) DSC-Vol. 61.
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1998
Gillespie, R.B., O'Modhrain, S., (1998). "The Virtual Teacher" in proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress: Dynamic Systems and Control Division, Vol. 2 (Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments and Teleoperator Systems) DSC-Vol. 60.
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1997
O'Modhrain, S., Gillespie, R.B., (1997). "The Moose: A Haptic User Interface for Blind Persons" in proceedings of Third WWW6 Conference, Santa Clara, California.
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1996
Chafe, C., O'Modhrain, S., (1996). "Musical Muscle Memory and the Haptic Display of Performance Nuance" in proceedings of ICMC, Menlo Park.
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More information
More information on Sile O'Modhrain's research prior to Media Lab Europe can be found at:
www-ccrma.stanford.edu/~sile/
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