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Musically Informed Sonification for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation: Facilitating Progress & Avoiding Over-doing

Newbold, J; Bianchi-Berthouze, N; Gold, NE; Tajadura-Jimenez, A; Williams, A; (2016) Musically Informed Sonification for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation: Facilitating Progress & Avoiding Over-doing. In: Kaye, J and Druin, A, (eds.) CHI '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (pp. pp. 5698-5703). Association for Computing Machinery: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

In self-directed chronic pain physical rehabilitation it is important that the individual can progress as physical capabilities and confidence grow. However, people with chronic pain often struggle to pass what they have identified as safe boundaries. At the same time, over-activity due to the desire to progress fast or function more normally, may lead to setbacks. We investigate how musically-informed movement sonification can be used as an implicit mechanism to both avoid overdoing and facilitate progress during stretching exercises. We sonify an end target-point in a stretch exercise, using a stable sound (i.e., where the sonification is musically resolved) to encourage movements ending and an unstable sound (i.e., musically unresolved) to encourage continuation. Results on healthy participants show that instability leads to progression further beyond the target-point while stability leads to a smoother stop beyond this point. We conclude discussing how these findings should generalize to the CP population.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Musically Informed Sonification for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation: Facilitating Progress & Avoiding Over-doing
Event: 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Location: San Jose, CA
Dates: 07 May 2016 - 12 May 2016
ISBN-13: 9781450333627
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858302
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858302
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016. Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM.
Keywords: Musically informed sonification; physical rehabilitation; auditory feedback
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475967
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