March 05, 2012
Biofeedback Foundation of Europe to Launch Voice Software at AAPB in Baltimore
By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor
The Biofeedback Foundation of Europe announced that it is going to unveil a new voice software suite at the AAPB’s 43rd Annual Conference opening in Baltimore next month.
The BFE Limited Edition Voice Suite that incorporates the use of surface lectromyography in voice training, is expected to attract a large audience at the AAPB’s 43rd Annual Conference.
The software comes with a 43-page manual, authored by Dr. Adam Kirkpatrick. The manual provides an insight into voice teaching method established by Dr. Kirkpatrick and his research in the field. This specialized software has been designed for the world-leading Infiniti biofeedback system manufactured in Canada, BFE clarified in a press release.
Dr. Adam Kirkpatrick, an associate professor of music at Kennesaw State University, where he is head of the voice department, employs three measures: surface electromyography (SEMG), laryngeal movement and spectrographic software to assess the quality of sung tone and ways to improve it.
The Voice software suite is expected to be used in the future to measure brainwave activity in performing artists and expected to enable the biofeedback practitioners across the country to help singers improve both performance and health. The research that led to the creation of this software emphasizes on the importance of good health in maintaining a good voice.
The software suit leverages a patented new method, invented by Kirkpatrick for teaching the lower laryngeal position in singing using electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback and is the architect of the BioGraph Infiniti voice training software suite. The software will be available through the BFE-LFB online shop.
Kirkpatrick leads the BFE-Voice International Research & Education Project team that receives financial support from the Biofeedback Federation CIC, a non-profit organization located in the United Kingdom.
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