Pedro Kirk’s “Can Specialised Electronic Musical Instruments Aid Stroke Rehabilitation?”

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:

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2726965&CFID=506200350&CFTOKEN=60537286

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.