Documentary preview: Instrumented Bodies
We recently posted a teaser video for our project “Instrumented Bodies: Digital Prostheses for Music and Dance Performance” — enjoy!
Using multiple IMUs for sensing deformation
I made this video today to quickly document some work I’ve been doing using multiple inertial measurement units (IMUs) for tracking the orientation, bending, and twisting of deformable objects. Intertial measurement units generally contain 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers – the data can be cleverly combined to obtain an estimate of orientation (as long as the IMU is being used in an environment with constant gravity and magnetic field, and not in free-fall).
This particular object has two Mongoose IMUs embedded inside it, running some custom firmware I wrote for complementary filtering/sensor fusion for estimation of orientation.
New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard
An excellent textbook co-authored by my PhD advisor Marcelo Wanderley which documents developments in the field of new digital musical instruments (/gestural controllers/new interfaces for musical expression) while placing them within the historical context of the field.
Authors: Eduardo Reck Miranda (University of Plymouth) and Marcelo M. Wanderley (McGill University)
Who should read it: musicians, instrument designers, music technology researchers.
Where to find it: From the Publisher
SenseStage Workshop Blog
The SenseStage workshop is meant to bring together people from different disciplines (dance, theatre, sound, video, light) and cooperate in a collaborative environment with interactive technologies. The workshop will take place in the Hexagram BlackBox, a special, configurable room equipped with a full set of theatre lights. Furthermore a multichannel sound setup and video equipment will be available. Last but not least, a set of sensor devices with sensors will be available for use during this workshop.