This project is a collaboration between three different disciplines: Music, Engineering and Health Science. The long-term goal is to develop strategies for injury-prevention in undergraduate piano students. Common causes of injury among young pianists are: skeletal misalignment, excessive muscular tension and repetitive stress injury.
The general objective is to develop and test a prototype ACL Gold computer software utilizing the Microsoft Kinect motion sensor that includes a screening tool and intervention to help prevent ACL tears in female youth athletes. The program measures the knee abduction angle during specific jumping and cutting tasks.