Grasping interface with photo sensor for a musical instrument

Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a luminance intensity interface driven by grasping forces, and its application as a musical instrument. In traditional musical instruments, the relationship between the action and the generated sound is determined by the physical structures of the instruments. Moreover, the freedom of the musical performances is limited by the structures. We developed a ball-shaped interface with handheld size. A photo diode is embedded in the translucent rubber ball to reacts to the grasping force of the performer. The grasping force is detected as the luminance intensity. The performer can use the ball interface only by grasping directly but also by holding to the environmental light or shading it by hands. The output of the interface is fed to the sound generator and the relationship between the performer's action and the generated sound is determined by the instrumental program to make the universal musical instrument.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Pages542-547
    Number of pages6
    Volume5611 LNCS
    EditionPART 2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA
    Duration: 2009 Jul 192009 Jul 24

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 2
    Volume5611 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period09/7/1909/7/24

    Keywords

    • Ball-shaped interface
    • Grasping interface
    • Illumination control
    • Musical performance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Yamaguchi, T., & Hashimoto, S. (2009). Grasping interface with photo sensor for a musical instrument. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 5611 LNCS, pp. 542-547). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5611 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02577-8_59