Music, Computing, and Health: A roadmap for the current and future roles of music technology for health care and well-being

TitleMusic, Computing, and Health: A roadmap for the current and future roles of music technology for health care and well-being
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsAgres KR, Schaefer R, Volk A, van Hooren S, Holzapfel A, DallaBella S, Müller M, de Witte M, Herremans D, Ramirez-Melendez R, Neerincx M, Ruiz S, Meredith D, Dimitriadis T, Magee W
JournalMusic & Science
KeywordsComputing, Health, Music Information Retrieval, Music Psychology, Music Therapy, Roadmap, Technology
Abstract

The fields of music, health, and technology have seen significant interactions in recent years in
developing music technology for health care and well-being. In an effort to strengthen the
collaboration between the involved disciplines, the workshop ‘Music, Computing, and Health’ was
held to discuss best practices and state-of-the-art at the intersection of these areas with
researchers from music psychology and neuroscience, music therapy, music information retrieval,
music technology, medical technology (medtech) and robotics. Following the discussions at the
workshop, this paper provides an overview of the different methods of the involved disciplines
and their potential contributions to developing music technology for health and well-being.
Furthermore, the paper summarizes the state of the art in music technology that can be applied in
various health scenarios and provides a perspective on challenges and opportunities for
developing music technology that 1) supports person-centered care and evidence-based
treatments, and 2) contributes to developing standardized, large-scale research on music-based
interventions in an interdisciplinary manner. The paper provides a resource for those seeking to
engage in interdisciplinary research using music-based computational methods to develop
technology for health care, and aims to inspire future research directions by evaluating the state
of the art with respect to the challenges facing each field.

DOI10.1177/2059204321997709