• Francisco Manuel Soares de Almeida Rosado Correia
4. Term, Sound and Musik (Master Programme)
This project focuses on the creation of an affordable, ergonomic, fingerless glove device that functions in both MIDI mode allowing for interaction with commercially available DAWs as well as a Standalone mode that lets the device function as its own instrument. Sounds and MIDI notes are triggered by piezoelectric sensors placed at the fingers. A complementary hybrid tool dubbed the control panel was developed to further improve the musical interaction, allowing for MIDI modulation and on-site control. This thesis places emphasis on the analysis of several different design and implementation methods to develop hand-worn musical instruments, as well as highlighting differences between two developed design iterations. A brief usability test scheme used to validate the device’s concept was performed, focusing on video demonstrations and participant feedback. The test was performed on an initial iteration of the device where only MIDI capabilities were shown and the feedback acquired allowed development to shape the presented version.
The proposed project is deemed a successful implementation of a responsive hybrid musical interaction tool, where the research performed upon explored the topic could provide a baseline for further development of both hand-wearable and hybrid compatibility devices.
shown and the feedback acquired allowed development to shape the presented version. The proposed project
is deemed a successful implementation of a responsive hybrid musical interaction tool, where the research performed upon explored the topic could
provide a baseline for further development of both hand-wearable and hybrid compatibility devices.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date19 May 2021
Number of pages71
ID: 412129614