Everyone here at Goldsmiths is extremely proud of Pedro Kirk’s for winning the ACM Chi student research award for his undergraduate project in Music Computing. This is a fantastic achievement, winning such a great prize at a conference that is so important to us.
Pedro developed custom tangible musical interfaces to aide strike patients in their rehabilitation therapy. A largish study with patients suggested that they could be promising for increasing patients motivation. You can read the paper here at the ACM digital library:
Pedro is currently doing the MSc Music Mind and Brain here at goldsmiths and I hope he gets the opportunity to carry on this work after he finishes. Congratulations to Pedro and beat of luck in the future.