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"The whole point is to help people who are severely motion disabled, but after working with this for a while, the whole notion of disabled is called into question,” said KU professor Kip Haaheim. An interdisciplinary group of KU professors, led by American Studies professor Sherrie Tucker, is working to improve and introduce a specialized instrument to those with severe motion disabilities. Known as Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI), the technology uses cameras in laptops, tablets and phones to track movement and gestures. If the user’s movement crosses a certain section, a musical note or sound is played. Tags: American Studies at KU; KU Department of Dance; KU School Of The Arts; KU Theatre; KU School of Music
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Researchers work with new technology to include those with disabilities into musical performances Fri, 12/05/2014 LAWRENCE — Professors at the University Kansas are among a group of researchers working to improve a new instrument that enables those with severe motion disabilities to play improvisati…

Sherrie Tucker @AmericanStuKU prof leads research to enable those with motion disabilites to play music #MajorMonday http://t.co/sRxgZVMOUd
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