Preliminary Research on 3 Topics

Body Movement to Create Music

When I was in high school I dreamed of being able to make music with my tap shoes instead of just rhythm. I had envisioned a board that I could dance on with microphones and a computer to translate into music. Now, many people have done this with FSR’s and I really want to try!

A Wearable Wireless Sensor Platform for Interactive Dance Performances – http://www.ece.uci.edu/~chou/eco-percom06.pdf

Imogen Heap — http://mashable.com/2011/07/12/imogen-heap-music-gloves/

A Collection of MIDI dance shoes on a blog – http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/07/29/the-complete-guide-to-midi-shoes/

 

Create Music with body movement interface–

 

Imogen Heap Performing–

 

The most amazing thing–

 

Micro Movements- Can we use them to control our devices?

I am interested in finding ways to input to our computers or other devices without touching them or speaking to them. I know that the brain wave control is coming- but I wonder if there is a mid step that we can accomplish right now? I would like to be able to wiggle my fingers to type, but without the keyboard beneath them. (Probably too far fetched for this project, but I would like to look into a simple version.)

Lying causes involuntary muscle movement – http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2006/05/7930.html

Tracking to create virtual musical instrument – http://ezproxy.library.nyu.edu:2513/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5974268

 

Quantified Self

I could look at collecting data from fitbits or other sensors to make a game- The contestants would compete to make their sensor higher. There could be advantages for being short tall, small big etc- that wouldn’t be apparent until they figure it out. 

An interesting talk from a self quantifier about her weight loss – https://vimeo.com/31401743

Fitbit Data – http://quantifiedself.com/2013/02/how-to-download-fitbit-data-using-google-spreadsheets/

Heart beat finder – http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/new-biosensor-chip-picks-up-heart-signals-remotely

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  1. Pingback: Music & Movement, Micro Movements, BioSensing Game

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