- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A group of University of Kansas professors have received a grant to put on a symposium about the use of computerized instruments that allows people with severe physical disabilities to make music.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/2iM4qtr ) reports that the university announced the $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts on Thursday. The symposium is planned for August and will tentatively include a weeklong workshop for people with limited mobility. There also will be a meeting of an international research consortium dedicated to further developing the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.

Software that can be installed on any computer equipped with a camera captures body movement and triggers sounds ranging from bells to drums to synthesizer tones. The instrument requires as little movement as a small tilt of the chin.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com


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