Digital Economy USRG

PianoHAWK Hand and Wrist Kinematics

Date: 16.05.2012 - 16.05.2012

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Speaker: Professor David Owen Norris and Dr Cheryl Metcalf

Location: Bluthner Pianos, London

More info:

HAWK is a technology that can be utilised to understand more about how the hands move to complete functional tasks. It can accurately measure, to less than a degree, all the dynamic joint information of the human hand. HAWK is a unique set of algorithms that can receive three-dimensional coordinates of a number of fixed points on the wrist, hand fingers and thumb, from, for example, a motion capture system. It analyses the composite movements integral to hand function and is the first technique to accurately measure all these dynamic movements.

We would like to invite you to the London launch of PianoHAWK event on 16th May 2012 from 4-6pm at the Bluthner Piano Showroom, Berkeley Square, London. Details of the venue can be found here: Bluthner

There will be a full programme of music by Professor David Owen Norris from 4pm to 5pm, and science presentation by Dr Cheryl Metcalf from 5pm to 6pm. Afterwards there will be a wine reception until 7pm.

For further details regarding PianoHAWK and what the event will involve please watch this video from last year’s event.


To book onto this event please email Luke Goater

Please state whether you wish to book a seat as we have booked a coach from Southampton University, Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ – leaving at 12pm on the 16th May to transport our music students to and from this event.

We hope that as many of you as possible are able to attend this thought-provoking and unique experience.

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