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New Team Members at LAB:SYNC

LAB:SYNC is excited to have the following new team members as part of our group at UMass Amherst: Karisma Pathak (Research Assistant) Karisma Pathak is an aspiring physician who received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020 with a dual concentration in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Dance Applications in Maternal Health (BDIC). […]

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Seeking participants (18 to 85 years old) for research study on dance and health

Laboratory for the Scientific Study of Dance at UMass Amherst currently seeks research participants for a study about the relationship between dance participation throughout life and physical and mental health (UMA IRB #2070). For more information and to find out if you are eligible to join the study, use the following link to get started: https://arcsapps.umassmed.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=J4RY9CFNKX

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Movement Toward Change: “Dance Injury Prevention and Cross-Training” with Michelina Cassella Kulak, PT

by Rachel Marchica Movement Toward Change (MTC) is a podcast that uses dance as a means to cultivate community and start conversations. The podcast covers a variety of topics such as injury prevention, mental health, eating disorders, arts accessibility, career advice and more. It can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and through the website movementtowardchange.org. The podcast is co-hosted by friends and […]

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gravity Volume 1, Issue 3: publication highlights

Publications featured in gravity Volume 1, Issue 3 (September 21, 2021) A number of exciting papers have been published this summer in the field of dance science. Here are just a few highlights that the LAB:SYNC team wanted to share: Li, Y. Dance Motion Capture Based on Data Fusion Algorithm and Wearable Sensor Network. Complexity 2021, 2021, 2656275. […]

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Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement Learning in Creative Processes

Ozgun Kilic Asfar has a new article, Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement Learning in Creative Processes, published in ACM CHI’21 Workshop HAA’21. Afsar, O.K., Mor, H., Honnet, C. Ishii, H. (2021). Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement Learning in Creative Processes. Association for Computing Machinery CHI’21 Workshop Human Augmentation for Skill Acquisition and Skill […]

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BAILAMOS With mHealth Technology! Improving Physical Activity and Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Latinxs: A Pre–Post Feasibility Study

Susan Aguiñaga has a new article, BAILAMOS With mHealth Technology! Improving Physical Activity and Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Latinxs: A Pre–Post Feasibility Study, published in Health Education & Behavior. Aguiñaga, S., Marques, I. G., Kitsiou, S., Balbim, G. M., Gerber, B. S., Buchholz, S. W., Bustamante, E. E., & Marquez, D. X. (2021). BAILAMOS […]

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The activity demands and physiological responses observed in professional ballet: A systematic review

Joseph W. Shaw has a new article, The activity demands and physiological responses observed in professional ballet: A systematic review, published in The Journal of Sport and Exercise Science. Shaw, J. W., Mattiussi, A. M., Brown, D. D., Springham, M., Pedlar, C. R., & Tallent, J. (2021). The activity demands and physiological responses observed in […]

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Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction in Dance Video Based on PSO-Enabled LSTM Neural Network

Dingxin Li has a new article, Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction in Dance Video Based on PSO-Enabled LSTM Neural Network, published in Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. Li, D. (2021). Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction in Dance Video Based on PSO-Enabled LSTM Neural Network. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2021, 2545151. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/2545151 Contributor: LAB:SYNC

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Revealing the Characteristics of Balinese Dance Maestros by Analyzing Silhouette Sequence Patterns Using Bag of Visual Movement with HoG and SIFT Features

Made Windu Antara Kesiman has a new article, Revealing the Characteristics of Balinese Dance Maestros by Analyzing Silhouette Sequence Patterns Using Bag of Visual Movement with HoG and SIFT Features, published in the Journal of ICT Research and Applications. Kesiman, M. W. A., Maysanjaya, I. M. D., Pradnyana, I. M. A., Sunarya, I. M. G., […]

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Three-Dimensional Diffusion Model in Sports Dance Video Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction

Zhi Li has a new article, Three-Dimensional Diffusion Model in Sports Dance Video Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction, published in Advances in Mathematical Physics. Li, Z. (2021). Three-Dimensional Diffusion Model in Sports Dance Video Human Skeleton Detection and Extraction. Advances in Mathematical Physics, 2021, 3772358. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3772358 Contributor: LAB:SYNC