BendableSound: An elastic multisensory surface using touch-based interactions to assist children with severe autism during music therapy

@article{Cibrian2017BendableSoundAE,
  title={BendableSound: An elastic multisensory surface using touch-based interactions to assist children with severe autism during music therapy},
  author={Franceli Linney Cibrian and Oscar Pe{\~n}a and Deysi Helen Ortega and Monica Tentori},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
  year={2017},
  volume={107},
  pages={22-37}
}
Neurological Music Therapy uses live music to improve the sensorimotor regulation of children with severe autism. However, they often lack musical training and their impairments limit their interactions with musical instruments. In this paper, we present our co-design work that led to the BendableSound prototype: an elastic multisensory surface encouraging users to practice coordination movements when touching a fabric to play sounds. We present the results of a formative study conducted with… CONTINUE READING

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