Kontrol: Hand Gesture Recognition for Music and Dance Interaction

Christopher, Kameron and He, Jingyin and Kapur, Raakhi and Kapur, Ajay

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes Kontrol, a new hand interface that extends the intuitivecontrol of electronic music to traditional instrumentalist and dancers. Thegoal of the authors has been to provide users with a device that is capable ofdetecting the highly intricate and expressive gestures of the master performer,in order for that information to be interpreted and used for control ofelectronic music. This paper discusses related devices, the architecture ofKontrol, it’s potential as a gesture recognition device, and severalperformance applications.