Marcelo M. Wanderley: Supervisor, Haptics & Hardware/Software
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant
Sept 2014 - Sept. 2018. Status: ongoing.
A novel sensory garment with embedded vibrotactile feedback has been developed, which lets the user experience different tactons dispersed over the body. Applied to a musical context, specific actuation patterns transmit predetermined score information to mobile musicians through this new kind of ergonomic interface. Thus, this tactile information can be used to train musicians to “read” a “body suit score” intuitively, and to efficiently produce musical output that is linked to vibrotactile sensations.