Anne-Marie Lavigne

Refining Physiology of Phonetics : Research Direction

by Anne-Marie Lavigne on March 12, 2013

We’ve narrowed the focus of our research to tracking the biomechanical properties of the voice from general speech to the singing process. We’re aiming to track the following three facets: 1) Facial Muscles Sensor 1: Geometric 3D, realtime, video tracking (Kinect). Sensor 2: Topical sensors. [Currently researching multiple topical sensor options; tilt switches, flex sensors, […] more…

A project by Michelle Cortese and Anne-Marie Lavigne [TEMPORARY THESIS] The voice is an interdisciplinary mechanism. A key piece of the human body whose study involves everything from semantics to biomechanics to Roman war history (origins of phonetic text) to acoustics. Many relevant fields have done their part to autonomously engage with the intricacies of […] more…

Response to Biomechanical energy Harvesting

by Anne-Marie Lavigne on February 27, 2013

For almost three years, I lived and worked in Southern Africa (South Africa and Mozambique). As most of the occidentals who discover the continent, one of the first thing you notice is that most people walk very slowly. For the first months of my stay I was surprised by this fact, that unfortunately led to […] more…

Projects – Ideas

by Anne-Marie Lavigne on February 26, 2013

Controlling music with the body Ane interface that uses Processing, the Kinect and motion tracking. The dancers control music with their movements. http://goo.gl/YLA6J I am very interested in using the depth camera to create an interface that allows theo body movements to control either the light ambiance or the sound. Imagine if this dancer could […] more…

The article displays the process of user testing a new product. The N syringes are being analyzed by rheumatoid arthritis patients and compared to the most common model already in use. The tone of the article made it clear to me it was displaying the last step of the testing process. The article does not explain […] more…

Dr. William A Sands and the Biomechanics of Gymnastics

by Anne-Marie Lavigne on February 11, 2013

For my Biomechanics class, I had to find and select a biomechanics expert and report on his work. Biomechanics? Motions of the body? Gymnastics. For more than 9 years – that is to say most of my childhood – I trained as a gymnast an average of 15 hours per week. By the end of […] more…