Christopher Lee Bennett

Asst. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-1275
Address:
Rehearsal Center 5507 San Amaro Dr
Room 234
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

 
About

About Me

Quote

“By researching music engineering from a biomedical perspective, students will discover why we hear the way we hear.”

Biography

Christopher L. Bennett, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor in the Music

Engineering Technology program at the Frost School of Music. He teaches classes in Psychoacoustics, Transducer Theory, Audio Signal Processing, and iOS Audio Programming. An avid researcher, Dr. Bennett is working with faculty and students on a funded inter-disciplinary research project in collaboration with the University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy and Miami VA Hospital, investigating the impact of patent pending auditory biofeedback technology to improve rehabilitation. He has most recently completed postdoctoral research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine investigating audible medical alarms in simulated clinical settings to improve patient outcomes. Other areas of research interest include the human auditory system and psychoacoustics.

In addition to his investigative and exploratory efforts, Dr. Bennett is an experienced entrepreneur. He is a founding partner of Oygo Sound LLC, an audio development and consulting company with prominent clients in both the music and medical fields. Clients  include Audix, URS Plugins, and Triomi Medical Innovations.

Dr. Bennett is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Audio Engineering Society, and IEEE as well as other notable associations. He has been published in such prominent journals as the J. Acoustical Society of America, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and the J. Audio Engineering Society. He earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in hearing science, a M.S. in Music Engineering Technology, and a B.S.E.E. in Audio Engineering.

Career

Honors & Acknowledgements

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Career Highlights

  • Working on a funded inter-disciplinary research project in collaboration with the University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy and Miami VA Hospital, investigating the impact of patent pending auditory biofeedback technology to improve rehabilitation.
  • Completed postdoctoral research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine investigating audible medical alarms in simulated clinical settings to improve patient outcomes
  • founding partner of Oygo Sound LLC, an audio development and consulting company with prominent clients in both the music and medical fields

Publications & Presentations

  • Bennett C, Gailey R, Agrawal V, Leider C (inventors); University of Miami (assignee). Method and system for adjusting audio signals based on motion deviation. World IP Office Patent Application No. PCT/US16/47426, filed 17 August 2016.
  • Bennett CL, Harris D, Tankanow A, and Twilley R, “Effects of oversampling on signal-to-noise ratio using swept sine analysis,” Proceedings of the129th Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco, CA, Paper #8232 (4 pgs.), October 2010.
  • Avissar D, Leider CN, Bennett CL, Gailey RS, “An audio game app using interactive movement sonification for targeted posture control,” 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York, NY, Poster P15, Oct 2013.
  • Bennett CL, Toft-Nielsen J, McCullough C, “Digital model of the passive James Baxandal l tonestack,” 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York, NY, e-Brief #124, October 2013.
  • Ayers A, Rehrig R, Bennett CL, Leider, C, “PsychoMasker: An iOS application for
  • the visualization of psychoacoustic principles,” 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York, NY, e-Brief #127, October 2013.
  • Bennett CL, Mihajloski T, Ozdamar O, “Signal-to-noise ratio improvement of swept-tone-generated transient otoacoustic emissions,” Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. Epub ahead of print, 10 pgs, 22 Apr 2016.
  • McNeer RR, Bennett CL, Dudaryk R, “Intraoperative noise increases perceived task load and fatigue in anesthesiology residents: A simulation-based study,” Anesthesia & Analgesia. 122:512-525, 2016.
  • Bennett CL, Dudaryk R, Ayers AL, McNeer RR, “Simulating environmental and psychological acoustic factors in the operating room,” Acoustical Society of America, 138(6):3855-3863, 2015.
  • Bennett CL, McNeer R, “PT-SAFE: A software tool for development and annunciation of medical audible alarms,”Anesthesiology & Analgesia, 114(3): 576-83, 2012.
  • Bennett CL, Özdamar Ö,  “Swept-tone transient evoked otoacoustic emissions,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(4): 1833-1844, 2010.
  • Bennett CL, Özdamar Ö, “High-frequency TEOAE acquisition with auditory canal compensated clicks using swept-tone analysis,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127(4): 2410-19. 2010