Vibro-acoustics Opportunity

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Castle Douglas based audio therapeutics specialist, Gordon Dalgarno, has asked us to share this information with the community.

Gordon has developed a prototype vibro-acoustic chair which allows people to experience music and sounds by feeling rather than hearing. Vibro-acoustics, pioneered by Olav Skille in Norway, has shown some promise working with the deaf as well as those who suffer from depression and other problems.

Over the years, Gordon has worked through voluntary organisation, ETSAM (Enabling Through Sound and Music), working with people with mental health issues and disabilities. Now, unable to continue due to ill health, he is seeking a suitable person to carry on his work.

He says that his chair has some unique technical features making it more responsive and quieter to operate than other vibro-acoustic chairs that are available. Anybody interested in taking over Gordon’s work should contact him by email at or write to him at 22 Douglas Court, Castle Douglas, DG7 1UE.


Gordon Dalgarno
B.Sc. (Hons. Physics.), Adv. Cert. Kinesiology, A.A.M.T. EFT Cert.
Chairman of the former voluntary organisation “Enabling Through Sound and Music”
Former Visiting Research Fellow, in the Dept. of Music and Dept. of Electronics at York University
Former Honorary Research Fellow, in the Psychology of Music at Keele University
Former corporate Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)
Former full member the Scientific and Medical network

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