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Evaluation of sensors as input devices in computer music interfaces

Participants: Mark T. Marshall
Marcelo M. Wanderley (supervisor)

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Time Period: (Completed.)

This project is aimed at the evaluation of input devices for musical expression. One axis of research in this direction deals with the study of existing sensor devices as the primary means of interaction in interfaces for computer music. It involves the examination of the relationships between types of sensors, specific musical functions and forms of feedback, based on the initial work by Vertegaal and colleagues (see references below). This research involves a number of steps, including:

  • Survey of sensors currently in use in computer musical interfaces
  • Classification of sensors based on the form of input sensed
  • Definition of specific musical tasks for evaluation of the sensors
  • Evaluation of the sensors to determine any mappings between sensor type and task type
  • Examination of the effects of additional feedback on sensor-task mappings

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