Archivo de la categoría: Acoustics

Kerstin Persson Waye: A caring sound environment in hospitals?

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A caring sound environment in hospitals?

Video from Care for Sound Symposium, in collaboration with the Sound Environment Centre at Lund’s University. The symposium focused on the impact of noise in the healthcare sector, and possible solutions to what is widely considered as one of the main challenges for a healthy healthcare environment.

Hospitals should be conducive to patient recovery and safety as well as employee health and productivity. Medical advances and technical developments contribute to this goal while a supportive acoustic environment hitherto has been largely neglected. The talk will point to critical research results giving a base for future improvements.

Speaker: Kerstin Persson Waye

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Care for Sound – Summary of the event

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Video from Care for Sound Symposium, in collaboration with the Sound Environment Centre at Lund’s University. The symposium focused on the impact of noise in the healthcare sector, and possible solutions to what is widely considered as one of the main challenges for a healthy healthcare environment.

Speakers: Johannes van den Berg, Kerstin Persson Waye, Maria Quinn, Per Thorgaard, Patrik Grahn and Töres Theorell.

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Resonant Chamber | Making

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Resonant Chamber is an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami to transform the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies. Our aim is to develop a soundsphere able to adjust its properties in response to changing sonic conditions, altering the sound of a space during performance and creating an instrument at the scale of architecture, flexible enough that it might be capable of being played. The project is developed through three streams of iterative research and development in both computational testing and full-scale prototype installation: Dynamic Surface Geometries; Performative Material Systems; and Variable Actuation and Response. Resonant Chamber is funded through the 2011 Research through Making Grant, U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, 2011 Small Projects Grant, U-M Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Creation Grant.

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Investigadores de la UPV desarrollan un modelo matemático para estimar las vibraciones transmitidas en una vía ferroviaria

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Recientemente, investigadores de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia han publicado un artículo en la revista “Mathematical and Computer Modelling”, en el que se describe un modelo destinado a la estimación de los niveles de vibración obtenidos en el entorno a partir de la zona de interacción rueda-carril.

Para más información, se puede visitar la siguiente página:

http://wwwcronicaferroviaria.blogspot.com/2011/02/espana-desarrollan-modelo-matematico.html

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World Science Festival 2010 / Good Vibrations: The Science of Sound

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We look around us—constantly. But how often do we listen around us? Sound is critically important to our bodies and brains, and to the wider natural world. In the womb, we hear before we see. John Schaefer, Jamshed Bharucha, Christopher Shera, the Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard, and multi-instrumentalists Polygraph Lounge embark on a fascinating journey through the nature of sound. How we perceive it, how it acts upon us, and how it profoundly affects our well-being—including a demonstration of sounds produced by sources as varied as the human inner ear and the creation of the universe itself. Sigue leyendo