Invisible Women

The international bestseller: ‘Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’ by Caroline Criado Perez includes two pages about piano keyboards, quoting our work!

“…we continue to design equipment around the average male hand as if one-size-fits-men is the same as one-size-fits-all.”
“…numerous studies which have found that a 7/8 keyboard dispels the professional and health disadvantages imposed by the conventional keyboard. And yet there remains a strange (that is, if you don’t except that sexism is at play here) reluctance in the piano world to adapt.” 
“The standard piano keyboard doesn’t just make it harder for female pianists to match the level of acclaim reached by their male colleagues: it also affects their health.” “Several studies have found that female pianists run an approximately 50% higher risk of pain and injury than male pianists…” 
pp 157-59

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