Assessing 2D and 3D Motion Tracking Technologies for Measuring the Immediate Impact of Feldenkrais Training on the Playing Postures of Pianists

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dc.contributor.authorBeacon, Jillian
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-29T18:32:33Z
dc.date.available2015-10-29T18:32:33Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/33125
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-4093
dc.description.abstractThe Feldenkrais Method of somatic education has become popular with pianists for improving ease of motion and musculoskeletal health. This thesis contains three studies investigating motion-tracking technologies as means to objectively assess the impact of Feldenkrais training on pianist posture. The first study investigates the accuracy and reliability of Dartfish 2D motion tracking software. Results indicate that Dartfish tracking error is within +/- 0.25 centimeters. The second study uses Dartfish to track head, shoulder, and spine positions of 15 pianists during performance before and after receiving a Feldenkrais Functional Integration Lesson. Comparisons of pre- and post-test measurements indicate no group trends in posture change. However, intriguing changes to movement quality in the head and torso were observable for two participants. The third study compares tracking quality of Dartfish and the Microsoft Kinect for the head, shoulders, and arms of four pianists attending a weeklong Feldenkrais workshop. Results reveal frequent tracking errors with the Kinect sensor, making it unsuitable to measure the impact of somatic training on pianist posture.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectpianist posture
dc.subjectmotion tracking
dc.subjectmotion capture
dc.subjectKinect
dc.subjectDartfish
dc.subjectsomatic training
dc.subjectFeldenkrais Method
dc.subjectpiano pedagogy
dc.titleAssessing 2D and 3D Motion Tracking Technologies for Measuring the Immediate Impact of Feldenkrais Training on the Playing Postures of Pianists
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentMusique / Music
dc.contributor.supervisorComeau, Gilles
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentMusique / Music
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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