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The Motion Platform

Clemeth led the development Arup's Motion Platform, the first iteration of which was released in 2014. By standing, sitting, or lying on The Motion Platform clients and colleagues can experience calibrated whole-body vibration. This bespoke simulator moves vertically and can reproduce structural vibration in buildings, transport and any other situations that shake.

The Motion Platform

Publications and Presentations

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[1] C. L. Abercrombie, T. L. Brooks, D. J. Doria, and T. Nakajima. Acoustic re-radiation of structurally coupled instruments by stage floors and orchestra risers. (A) J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131(4):3358. Hong Kong, May 2012.

[2] T. L. Brooks, C. L. Abercrombie, N. A. Pape, D. J. Doria, and T. Nakajima. Variable acoustics systems and their impact on concert platforms. (A) J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130(4):2457. San Diego, California, November 2011.

[3] T. L. Brooks, C. L. Abercrombie. Adjustable Experiences. J. Workshop on variable acoustics in large spaces for music. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. April 7, 2011.

[4] C. L. Abercrombie and J. Braasch. Perceptual Dimensions of Stage-Floor Vibration Experienced During a Musical Performance. In Proc. Audio Engineering Society 129th Convention, November 2010.

[5] C. L. Abercrombie, M. E. Altinsoy, S. Kim, S. Olive (Panelists). The Future is Tactile: How Does Whole Body Vibration Affect Perception of Binaural Audio Over Headphones. Workshop at 129th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. San Francisco, November 2010.

[6] C. L. Abercrombie and J. Braasch. Auralization of Audio-Tactile Stimuli from Acoustic and Structural Measurements. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 58(10):818-827 October 2010.

[7] C. L. Abercrombie and J. Braasch. A method for Multimodal Auralization of Audio-tactile Stimuli From Acoustic and Structural Measurements. In Proc. Audio Engineering Society 127th Convention, October 2009.

[8] C. L. Abercrombie and J. Braasch. Influence of vibration on the perception of musical instruments for various stage constructions. (A) J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125(4):2484. Portland, Oregon, April 2009.

[9] C. L. Abercrombie. Influence of vibration and stage construction on the perception of musical performance. Master's thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 2009.

[10] C. L. Abercrombie. Improvement of reverberation and sound isolation in a high school music rehearsal facility. (A) J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 122(5):3025. Salt Laty City, Utah, November 2007.

Sound Bites

Binaural audio used for perceptual experimentation in [4] and [6]:

Binaural Audio and Vibration (acceleration) recorded at 2m on stage for Pilot Study in [6]


Thank you to Michael Bullock for the performances recorded above.

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