The Undergraduate Project Studio course offered by the School of Music in Spring 2019 presents the fundamentals of digital signal processing (DSP) as it relates to both physiological signals and musical sound. Students participate in hands-on lab sessions using EEG, ECG, EDA and other body sensors, as well as lecturediscussions of music and writings by composers and researchers who use this data in their work. Students complete weekly lab assignments and reading reflections, in addition developing a design project in small groups. The theme of the design project this quarter will be co-designing a music technology therapy or intervention for a group of fellows in the Simtigrate Design Lab's Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) program. The patient-fellows will meet with students once per
month during the Spring semester to participate as active partners in the design process. The development of technology to help this population is imperative to sustaining the community participation of these patients, and music technology in particular has the ability to do this in a fundamentally interpersonal and social fashion.
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