Project Team: Professor Peter Wilson, Professor David Shum (Griffith University), Professor Patrick Thomas (Griffith University), Dr. Nick Mumford (ACU), Dr. Karen Caeyenberghs (ACU) and Dr. Jonathan Duckworth (RMIT).
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a serious and costly health issue, resistant to therapy. In the RESONANCE project, we have designed and developed a cooperative interactive digital artwork that targets movement rehabilitation for patients with an ABI. Resonance builds on the idea of arts/science collaboration which is one of the driving strengths of our work. Using a suite of interactive environments, this system encourages collaboration, cooperation and competition via use of tangible user interfaces (TUIs). It has the potential to help clients develop both motor competencies at an activity level, and participation in a social and creative context. Although relatively new, the system has been exhibited at the Sonar music/arts festival in Barcelona. It has also been used as a composition piece in a performance at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. So keep an eye out for papers and exhibitions on Resonance in the near future, as we’ve already begun the initial trials with the system.