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Tuesday, October 8 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Music Therapy in Virtual Reality

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People with quadriplegia are disproportionately rurally and regionally located, at high risk for social isolation, and face numerous barriers to accessing music therapy. Previous research has demonstrated that face-to-face group singing therapy improves breathing, voice, mood, and social connectedness for people with quadriplegia. However, latency issues make online live group singing impossible via current videoconferencing options.

This session will provide an overview of how our team addressed accessibility factors when designing a VR application to help deliver online group singing sessions for people with limited mobility.

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Ben Loveridge

Ben is the co-ordinator of immersive media (AR/VR) at the University of Melbourne and works across all areas of video, audio and spatial media production. He co-ordinates activities in the Learning Environments virtual reality lab, assisting staff with the integration of virtual reality... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm AEDT
Room 110