Technology

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Brain Waves and Physiology

One of the most unique features of the lab is that you can measure the brain waves (EEG), Heart Rates, Breathing Rates, and Skin Conductance (GSR) in up to 32 audience members or performers at the same time. This allows one to study physiology en masse in response to your stimuli. Using our Noraxon Wireless DTS, you can capture muscle activity from up to 8 separate channels, as well as biological activity (HR, BR, ECG, Temperature; Up to 4 people). The simple, unobtrusive, and lightweight transmitters can be attached to participants quickly and easily allowing for new research innovations.

Applications: Studying changes in physiology in response to a performance or media piece, see changes in heart rate variability, provide live feedback to performers, muscle use measurement, measurement from moving participants, teaching and training, and more.

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Active Acoustics

The lab is built to NC10 standards, meaning there is a background noise level of only 10dB (thousands of times quieter than a typical classroom) and low reverberation time. This is accomplished via unique architectural designs, including room-within-room construction, floating floor, concrete outer ceiling, custom noiseless HVAC system, and acoustic panels. With this blank slate, we can use our Meyer Sound Active Acoustic System to digitally recreate any type of environment, such as a from a cathedral, to concert hall, to classroom to anechoic chamber. You can also use the system to immerse participants in sound environments such as restaurant ambient noise to simulate real environments.

Applications: Studying hearing aids in realistic environments, studying music in different acoustic environments, showcasing uniquely sounding performances, and more.

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Motion Capture

Featuring a Qualysis Motion Capture System with 28 IR Cameras and 1 Color Camera. Using infrared light and advanced analysis, the system can very precisely capture the motion of your participants. All the markers are passive and can easily be placed on desired joints.

Applications: Studying movement in Parkinson’s Disease, Capturing the movement of dancers and musicians, Capturing the position/view of audience members’ heads, and more.

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Yamaha Disklavier

A state of the art Yamaha Disklavier M4 Pro that can record and reproduce the exact timing and velocity of each keystroke making the perfect reproduction of a performance. The Disklavier can also be networked for remote performances, and recordings can be modified with changed timings or notes.

Applications: Studying the effects of live performances or recorded performances, pedagogy, training, and more.

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Response Tablets

In collaboration with CoBALT Connects, the lab features a suite of 100 android tablets that can be used to collect responses from audience members during presentations. The tablets feature a number of question types and are synchronized with the stimuli.

Applications: Market research, behavioural studies, audience feedback during performances, and more.

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Video Wall

An array of 9 Mitsubishi low bezel screens are mounted at the front of the stage that allow you to present images or video to the audience. This model was specially selected as they do not produce any noise while operating, thus maintaining the ultra-quiet environment the lab can achieve. The stimuli presented can also be synchronized with the tablets in your study.

Applications: Stimuli presentation in research studies, market research, presentations and more.

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KEMAR

An anatomically average manikin with specially calibrated binaural microphones that can record sound the way a real human would hear. This allows one to have recordings of the sound environment in the LIVELab as any real participant would have.

Applications: Hearing Aid testing, performance archiving, unique media, and more.

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