The coronavirus pandemic caused people to isolate themselves. A long stay at home causes a problem of low mobility, physical and mental health weakness. Physical exercises could help in this matter. However, the uniformity of exercises in a confined space can also adversely affect the mental state. Unlike fitness and other usual physical activities, dance improvisation involves research work aimed at studying the relationships in the body. One square meter is required for the lessons.
What it does
The program uses the improvisation method by Rudolf von Laban to introduce a person to his body. The user enters three parameters or uses randomly generated ones corresponding to the level of experience with the system. Further, the system composes a personal training program for him and displays in the form of audio commands that the user can perform in his own improvisational style.
Three input-forms represent the input data: 1) a combination of codes from Laban system (a string of numbers), 2) the number of repetitions), 3) delay time in seconds for rest between dance actions. A button under these forms controls the output. When you click on the button, the audiofiles sequence starts to play. This audio files are comands ot a virtual trainer.
Short YouTube video to understand what Laban Movement System is:
How we built it
What's next for Laban
What kind of impact are you expecting to have with this solution?
We want people to become more physically and mentally healthy. This is especially important now. A physically unprepared body has poor immunity, and so many people do not like physical exercise because of their uniformity. Even those who do not like physical exercises can perceive Laban technique as entertainment with useful consequences for their well-being. Indeed, for their implementation, only one square meter is enough. We want to create such a system so that users participate in challenges related to the funny dance performance improvisation, communicate through the dance, get acquainted with their own body. Despite the fact that this happens at a distance from each other, people will be closer to each other mentally.