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Research at RITMO

In this section, some of the educators will talk about their research activities at RITMO.
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In this section, some of the educators will talk about their research activities at RITMO.

Laura has lots of experience in capturing the motion of musicians, and particularly pianists and string players. She is a pioneer in combining motion capture with eye-tracking, making it possible to get even more information about how people move and think doing performance.

Victor came to RITMO with a PhD in biomechanical engineering and has spent several years studying how music influences perceivers. In particular, he has studied how people sway when they stand still. This requires motion capture with very high accuracy and precision.

Mari has for a long time been interested in studying how musicians and dancers interact. This poses lots of challenges when it comes to motion capture. The dancers move over a relatively large area while the musicians sit in one location. However, the musicians have an instrument that obstructs the line of sight of markers. Not the easiest case to study!

The aim of the following sections is not that you shall understand all about the studies being presented. Rather, we will focus on some of the researchers’ thinking into their motion capture setups and study designs.

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Motion Capture: The Art of Studying Human Activity

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