The Prospects of Musical Instruments For People with Physical Disabilities

Jeppe Veirum Larsen, Daniel Overholt, Thomas B. Moeslund

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Many forms of enabling technologies exist today. While technologies aimed at enabling basic tasks in everyday life (locomotion, eating, etc.) are more common, musical instruments for people with disabilities can provide a chance for emotional enjoyment, as well as improve physical conditions through therapeutic use. The field of musical instruments for people with physical disabilities, however, is still an emerging area of research. In this article, we look at the current state of developments, including a survey of custom designed instruments, augmentations / modifications of existing instruments, music-supported therapy, and recent trends in the area. The overview is extrapolated to look at where the research is headed, providing insights for potential future work.
TitelNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
ForlagNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedNew Interfaces for Musical Expression - Griffith University, Brisbane, Australien
Varighed: 11 jul. 201615 jul. 2016


KonferenceNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
LokationGriffith University