Wearable Interfaces for Cyberphysical Musical Expression

Godbehere, Andrew B. and Ward, Nathan J.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We present examples of a wireless sensor network as applied to wearable digital music controllers. Recent advances in wireless Personal Area Networks (PANs) have precipitated the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for low-power, low-cost wireless sensor networks. We have applied this new technology to create a fully wireless, wearable network of accelerometers which are small enough to be hidden under clothing. Various motion analysis and machine learning techniques are applied to the raw accelerometer data in real-time to generate and control music on the fly.