The Leap Motion Controller in Clinical Music Therapy - A Computer-based Approach to Intellectual and Motor Disabilities

Adriano Baratè, Antonio Elia, Luca A. Ludovico, Eleonora Oriolo

Abstract

This paper describes a technological approach to overcome motor and intellectual disabilities through musical expression. In the context of clinical music-therapy sessions, we propose the introduction of ad-hoc hardware sensor devices to improve free-hand interaction and to foster the development of communication and motor skills. Multiple educational aspects are involved, ranging from the ability for the disabled to play together in a non-competitive environment to the achievement of tangible rehabilitation results. The proposed system captures user’s gesture through a Leap Motion controller, and the signals thus generated are sent to a software tool that converts movements into music notes. These activities have been integrated into music-therapy sessions held at a renowned rehabilitation center and successfully experimented on a control group.

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in Harvard Style

Baratè A., Elia A., Ludovico L. and Oriolo E. (2018). The Leap Motion Controller in Clinical Music Therapy - A Computer-based Approach to Intellectual and Motor Disabilities.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 461-469. DOI: 10.5220/0006771204610469


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu18,
author={Adriano Baratè and Antonio Elia and Luca A. Ludovico and Eleonora Oriolo},
title={The Leap Motion Controller in Clinical Music Therapy - A Computer-based Approach to Intellectual and Motor Disabilities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2018},
pages={461-469},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006771204610469},
isbn={978-989-758-291-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - The Leap Motion Controller in Clinical Music Therapy - A Computer-based Approach to Intellectual and Motor Disabilities
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
AU - Baratè A.
AU - Elia A.
AU - Ludovico L.
AU - Oriolo E.
PY - 2018
SP - 461
EP - 469
DO - 10.5220/0006771204610469