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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
Researchers work with new technology to include those with disabilities into musical...
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…

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - KU deans Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of KU Undergraduate Studies, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from Big Jay and Provost Jeff Vitter.

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