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“​NEMI​: New Ergonomic Music Instrument” A bridge between the Human-Centred Design and Digital Music Instrument

Francesco Fogliano

“​NEMI​: New Ergonomic Music Instrument” A bridge between the Human-Centred Design and Digital Music Instrument.

Rel. Antonio Servetti, Tiago Fernandes Tavares. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Del Cinema E Dei Mezzi Di Comunicazione, 2019

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Abstract:

Acoustic Instruments are commonly built-in shapes that emphasize their sound responses and frequently, neglect their ergonomics. This aspect is related to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other musculoskeletal disorders in instrumentalists. In this work, we studied the ergonomics of these instruments using anthropometric measurements. These measurements were applied to design a new ergonomic digital instrument with improved usability. The instrument was designed focusing on avoiding uncomfortable and forced articulation positions for the musician. The instrument can play all the notes in the chromatic scale and has its own characteristic sound. This work shows the importance of ergonomics in Digital Musical Instruments (DMIs) design, and it could be a new piece in digital lutherie.

Relators: Antonio Servetti, Tiago Fernandes Tavares
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 92
Subjects:
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Del Cinema E Dei Mezzi Di Comunicazione
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-32 - COMPUTER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: UNICAMP - Università di Campinas - Brasile (BRASILE)
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/13116
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