A Gesture Control Interface for a Wave Field Synthesis System

Fohl, Wolfgang and Nogalski, Malte

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents the design and implementation of agesture control interface for a wave field synthesis system.The user’s motion is tracked by a IR-camera-based trackingsystem. The developed connecting software processes thetracker data to modify the positions of the virtual soundsources of the wave field synthesis system. Due to the mod-ular design of the software, the triggered actions of the ges-tures may easily be modified. Three elementary gestureswere designed and implemented: Select / deselect, circularmovement and radial movement. The guidelines for gesturedesign and detection are presented, and the user experiencesare discussed.