Research Opportunity: Using Music to Influence Movements in Exercise Games

Con­tact Name: Kyle Rector

Con­tact Email: rectorky[at]

Depart­ment: Human-Centered Design & Engineering


We are looking for an undergraduate student to assist in a research project studying the use of musical feedback in eyes-free exercise video games, using a tool such as the Microsoft Kinect. The research team would include the contact person, Kyle Rector ( and Professor Julie Kientz ( The student should be willing to learn and may participate in different research activities including: reading research papers, conducting research studies, or analyzing data from studies.

A recent project, Eyes-Free Yoga, is motivation for this research project (

The potential benefits for the student include gaining research experience in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the ability to collaborate with researchers. We expect the student to have a commitment of up to 10 hours per week.


We would like for the student to have taken an introductory course in HCI, have HCI research experience, or have an interest in conducting research in HCI.

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