Victor Evaristo Gonzalez Sanchez
Human movement science, Biomechanics, Motion Capture, Micro motion, Assistive technologies, Music and movement.
Before I joined the faculty at the Department of Musicology in January 2017, I completed my PhD research in Hand movement analysis at the University of Sheffield, UK. I was Graduate Teaching Assistant and Facilitator for Mechanical Engineering courses at undergraduate and master levels at the University of Sheffield. I held a consulting intern position at Sheffield City Council's Life Long Learning Skills & Communities aiming to improve employability conditions of people with learning disabilities by accurately assessing their capabilities. During my research on hand and finger movement I was involved with the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine at the University of Sheffield. My publications from this research have appeared in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation and the Journal of Hand Therapy, and my results were presented in the International Congress of Biomechanics, 2015. My bachelor degree is in Mechatronics and I have an MEng. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
My current research project is titled MICRO (Human Bodily Micromotion in Music Perception and Interaction), which aims to understand how music influences what we may call micromotion, the small magnitude motion observed when people try to stand still. Additionally, this research is aimed at using micromotion to control musical sound in computer-based systems.
- Fellowship for Doctoral studies abroad (CONACYT-Mexico)
Gonzalez, V., Rowson, J. and Yoxall, A. (2013). Motion Capture Analysis of Dexterity Tests. Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Design 4 Health 2013, Sheffield, UK.
Gonzalez, V., Rowson, J., & Yoxall, A. (2015). Development of the Variable Dexterity Test: Construction, reliability and validity. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(4), 174–180. doi:10.12968/ijtr.2015.22.4.174
Gonzalez, V., Rowson, J. & Yoxall, A (2015). Correlation analysis of finger interdependencies during activities of daily living. 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Glasgow, UK, 2015.
Olewicz, C., Whittle, C., Gonzalez, V., Reem, U., Garcia, J. (2015). Employability of individuals with learning disabilities and long-term unemployed: Current practices and future opportunities in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council.
Gonzalez, V., Rowson, J. & Yoxall, A (2016). Analysing finger interdependencies during the Purdue Pegboard Test and comparative activities of daily living. Journal of Hand Therapy, In press.
Gonzalez, V., Rowson, J. & Yoxall, A (2016). Analysis of finger coordination during the Variable Dexterity Test and Comparative Activities of Daily Living. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, In press.
Yoxall, A., Gonzalez, V. & Rowson, J (2016). Analysis of finger movement during packaging interactions. Packaging Technology and Science, In press.