A prototype system of remote music therapy using the latest communication technology in Japan

Naoko Kosugi, Naoki Kodama, Sachiko Shimizu, Shunsuke Saruwatari, Tsutomu Terada, M. D.Hiroaki Kazui, M. D.Koichi Yamashita, Hideyuki Kawashima, Masayuki Hata

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Abstract

This paper describes a prototype system of remote music therapy for elderly people with dementia using the latest communication technology in Japan. The system uses the latest high-speed optical network, called NGN (Next Generation Network) and the latest terminal especially for audio data communication called Hikari DUETTO NY1, which was released at the end of the last year. We did an experiment of the system using the real communication environment in this January between Tokyo and Osaka. The communication time of the system between Tokyo and Osaka was about 25.5 msec. Thus, we confirmed that the system was able to provide almost real-time audio data communication. Based on the result, the feasibility of music therapy activities, such as singing and exercises with music, using the system was examined. We confirmed that the singing activity which is the most important one in the music therapy was feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2013
Pages671-675
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2013 Dec 22013 Dec 4

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other15th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period13/12/213/12/4

Keywords

  • dementia
  • elderly people
  • remote music therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kosugi, N., Kodama, N., Shimizu, S., Saruwatari, S., Terada, T., Kazui, M. D. H., Yamashita, M. D. K., Kawashima, H., & Hata, M. (2013). A prototype system of remote music therapy using the latest communication technology in Japan. In Proceedings - 15th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services, iiWAS 2013 (pp. 671-675). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2539150.2539265