Video – Performance Injury Prevention using ProformaVision, EMG – Kathleen Riley

This dynamic session introduces ProformaVision, a new software program that simultaneously layers and analyzes two camera HD videography with surface electromyography (sEMG) and midi data. This state-of-the-art technology works in conjunction with Yamaha Disklavier™ pianos, Clavinovas and the AvantGrand. For the first time
we can look at performers “under a microscope.” Body alignment, muscle tension and MIDI measures provide the basis for a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of each piano performance.

Kathleen Riley will help you understand why certain body alignment and hand and finger positions are more optimal for students, offer improved practice techniques, and advice on playing painlessly and stress free.

You will build an awareness of how to help students use their bodies more efficiently, creating greater endurance and ease in musical performance.


  1. Sergio Martínez  April 29, 2011

    I´m giving a presentation on Biomechanics for musicians on may 24th on Guatemala city, and I will talk about biofeedback. Can you tell me who is the developer of the software and whether or not it is commercially available. I´m also looking forward to conduct research in performing arts for the improvement of performance.

  2. pbreagin  May 5, 2011

    Dr. Kathleen Riley is the developer of the software. You can find more information about her work here:

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