Rodolphe Koehly

Ph.D. Music Technology
Supervisor: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley, Theodorus van de Ven (Pulp and Paper Research Centre)

Email: rodolphe [dot] koehly [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 ext. 094846

Research Project: Development of Home-Made Sensors for DMI Prototyping

The aim of my PhD is to provide the MusicTech Community with dedicated custom sensors for Computer Interaction. If many sensors are currently used by researchers, there are still some limitations in terms of price, shapes and sizes. Also, many people do not use industrial sensors correctly and often think they are too fragile.

We have already developped a complete set of contact sensors (position, pressure, traction, strain and air pressure (blow)) using sensitive materials and resistive technology. Do not hesitate to contact me to try them…

Research Interests

  • Gesture Control & Interactions with Electronic and Computer Systems
  • Home-Made Sensor Fabrication and Use for the development of Digital (Music) Instruments
  • Prototypes development - Applications using Low Cost ADC's (JoyPad, AVR…)
  • Material Science and Chemistry for Sensitive Materials Development
  • Dedicated Interaction Methods and Interface Design


  • Engineering Processes and technology for Papermaking, Printing, Polymers, Textile and Adhesives.
  • 1998-2000 CPGE PTSI, PT*, Lycée Couffignal Strasbourg, France
  • 2000-2003 Ingénieur EFPG Section Transformation - INPG Grenoble, France
  • DEA Science et Génie des Matériaux EPFG/ENSEEG - INPG Grenoble, France
  • Master Arts, Sciences et Technologies, Laboratoire ICA- INPG Grenoble



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