Our project will allow users to play virtual musical
instruments. The prototype uses embedded components to detect and
communicate user gestures, via Bluetooth, to a base station that plays
the appropriate sound.
Intuitive virtual instruments that allow multiple musicians to
play together do not exist. Our prototype will allow players to have
jam sessions on a gesture controlled device capable of simulating
Drum Machine - Use a Wii remote to play a virtual drum. The
Air Combo will play multiple instruments.
- Electronic drum that simulates different drum noises. The Air Combo
will play multiple instruments.
Virtual Air Guitar Company -
This product works by detecting the positions and motions of the users
hands visually, then procedurally generating good sounding music
according to the rhythm and style of play. The Air Combo will use
motion sensing with sensors reducing the power needed for video
processing and allow the user to play multiple instruments.
of Virtual Air Guitar
Portable Requirement: Portable with wireless range of 32 feet.
Timing Requirement: Latency between gesture and sound of 10 ms
--Accepts various gestures as input.
--Sends gesture message to base station.
--Base station recognizes instrument.
--Virtual instrument sound is produced.