Navigation Links
Music & Medicine: Unique Collaboration Combines Performing Arts and Science
Date:7/14/2009

p>

One possible answer to alleviating the pain certain players feel while performing is the ergonomically modified Steinway piano that UNT students use in an effort to reduce such problems. The keyboard has narrower keys designed specifically for performers with smaller hands.

"We're measuring hand size, hand position and how hard they're hitting the keys," Patterson said. "Our technology will give us a thorough motion analysis as [the student subject] plays. There are 30 students, and we're gathering enough data to keep me busy for a long time. We can easily have two more dissertations' worth of material."

Patterson said the researchers are using sensors on the players' hands that measure how far the hands must move to reach some of the chords common in piano pieces. Sensors under the piano keys measure how hard the player strikes the key while playing.

"We're working on synching these systems properly," Patterson said. "This will make the data easier to analyze."

Yoshimura has played on the modified keyboard in the past -- her first concert on the new piano, also the first at UNT, was a performance in 2006 of the complete 24 Preludes by French composer Claude Debussy.

"We are the first school to offer this [modified keyboard] to students," Chesky said. "It's a major departure from the norm and hugely significant because many people pursuing piano at the college level are Asian females. But this population has smaller hands than the average male, for whom standard pianos were designed.

"It's like someone who is used to driving a 1987 Impala suddenly getting into a Ferrari. They just have much more flexibility and ease of playing. It's really quite remarkable."

Yoshimura, who came to UNT from Osaka, Japan, 10 years ago to pursue a second bachelor's degree in music, a master's degree and now a doctoral degree, s
'/>"/>

SOURCE University of North Texas Health Science Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Lake Hospital System Receives $60,000 Grant for Groundbreaking Music Therapy Study
2. (RED) to Launch New Way for People to Get Music in Their Lives; Weekly Delivery of Great Music Helps to Save Lives in Africa
3. Good Medicine: Smarter Smartphones for People With Chronic Disease
4. U.S. Preventive Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks
5. U.S. Prevention Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks
6. Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data
7. CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals
8. Healthpoint Initiates Phase II, Dose-Finding Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Unique Cell Based Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers
9. IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile
10. Unique Hearing Aid Receives Patent Protection
11. Peregrine Researchers Present New Preclinical Data at AACR Annual Meeting Confirming Unique Anti-Tumor Mechanism of Bavituximab
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)...  Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR ) today ... company at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in ... Tuesday September 9, 2014 , Presentation time: 5:15 p.m. ... archive of this presentation will be available at http://ir.avanir.com ... Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014  Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare ... American Association for Respiratory Care ( AARC ), ... Edison Nation Medical, which brings 12+ years experience ... their innovation ideas, will work with AARC to ... 50,000 respiratory therapists in bringing their product innovation ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Today, Analysts Review released its ... ), Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: TKMR ), ... (NYSE: SNY ) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: ... publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available ... Reports ,WellPoint Inc. (WellPoint) posted on the Events and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Edison Nation Medical and AARC Team Up To Promote Innovation in Respiratory Care 2Edison Nation Medical and AARC Team Up To Promote Innovation in Respiratory Care 3Upcoming Event, Positive Findings, Regulatory Approvals, and Vaccine License - Research Reports on WellPoint, Tekmira, Zoetis, Sanofi and GSK 2Upcoming Event, Positive Findings, Regulatory Approvals, and Vaccine License - Research Reports on WellPoint, Tekmira, Zoetis, Sanofi and GSK 3Upcoming Event, Positive Findings, Regulatory Approvals, and Vaccine License - Research Reports on WellPoint, Tekmira, Zoetis, Sanofi and GSK 4Upcoming Event, Positive Findings, Regulatory Approvals, and Vaccine License - Research Reports on WellPoint, Tekmira, Zoetis, Sanofi and GSK 5Upcoming Event, Positive Findings, Regulatory Approvals, and Vaccine License - Research Reports on WellPoint, Tekmira, Zoetis, Sanofi and GSK 6
... 2011 Fuisz ( www.fuisz.com ) today announced the ... Permitting Stage Door Access to On-Line Vendor Information"). ... "This patent covers a system that allows a customer ... a product supplier database through the on-line vendor,s system ...
... 15, 2011 Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: ... from the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development ... Company,s Generx™ (alferminogene tadenovec, Ad5FGF-4) biologic product candidate.  Generx ... for the potential treatment of myocardial ischemia due to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 2Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 3Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 4Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 5Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 6Generx DNA-Based Angiogenic Therapy Receives Russian Ministry of Health Clearance for Late-Stage Registration Clinical Study for Coronary Artery Disease 7
(Date:9/2/2014)... in California, the percentage undergoing a double mastectomy increased ... not associated with a lower risk of death than ... the September 3 issue of JAMA . The ... one breast was associated with a higher risk of ... , Randomized trials have demonstrated similar survival for patients ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own ... vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals, according to a ... the Sept. 2 issue of Nature Communications , ... increased levels of so-called signaling molecules released by breast ... in the lungs and lymph nodes to produce proteins ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Medex Analytic Services is delighted to ... Coral Springs, Fla. due to their greater than forecasted ... for the 2014 year by distinguishing Medex in the ... a higher level of service and professionalism in the ... the industry has responded.” , The location of the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Operators in ... to millions of people annually, arranging care and counsel ... and private enterprises are expected to derive $39.4 billion ... donations and private income. Over the five years through ... annualised rate of 6.6%, including growth of 4.1% in ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding. ... a lower risk of ear, throat and sinus infections ... similar trend when it comes to allergies. The ... immediate newborn period," said Dr. Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician-gynecologist ... was not involved in the new studies. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Increase seen in use of double mastectomy 2Health News:Increase seen in use of double mastectomy 3Health News:‘Prepped’ by tumor cells, lymphatic cells encourage breast cancer cells to spread 2Health News:Medex Analytic Services Announces New Location for Corporate Headquarters 2Health News:Community Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Community Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies 2
... of "color-coded" laboratory mice are providing researchers with a ... and monitor the cellular immune responses of transplanted tissue ... in the June issue of Nature Medicine , ... are a key consideration in developing strategies to improve ...
... release is available in Spanish . , ... , from the Department of Physiology of the University ... Castillo Garzn . To carry out this project, the researcher ... and Assessment of Nutritional Status of Spanish Adolescents) and HELENA ...
... ... Cancer joins Cyberknife of Long Island , ... (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 -- Cyberknife of Long Island treats tumors ... Accuray offers unprecedented capabilities and renewed hope to prostate cancer patients. Cyberknife ...
... sex, still urged, experts say, , THURSDAY, May 27 (HealthDay ... for transmitting the virus to their partners by 90 percent ... Antiretroviral drug therapy helps reduce HIV levels in the infected ... to others. The drugs are commonly taken in the United ...
... in end-stage cardiac patients has a significantly lower risk for ... researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Known as ... HeartMate ,is much smaller than the first and uses a ... itself, to continually push blood through the body. Its predecessor ...
... ... no longer have access to per incident technical support services , ... (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 -- In a recent announcement ... Avaya maintenance agreement will no longer have access to per incident technical support services which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Color-coded tracking method helps scientists analyze outcomes of newly transplanted tissue 2Health News:Color-coded tracking method helps scientists analyze outcomes of newly transplanted tissue 3Health News:Researchers validate a new test for assessing children's and teenagers' fitness to prevent morbidity 2Health News:Cyberknife of Long Island Destroys Prostate Cancer Non-Invasively Using Radiosurgery 2Health News:Cyberknife of Long Island Destroys Prostate Cancer Non-Invasively Using Radiosurgery 3Health News:Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus 2Health News:Henry Ford Hospital study: Fewer infections with new heart-pump implant 2Health News:Avaya Announces End of Support to Non Maintenance Customers 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: