The Actuated Guitar: A platform enabling alternative interaction methods

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Abstrakt

Playing a guitar is normally only for people with fully functional hands. In this work we investigate alternative interaction concepts to enable or re-enable people with non-functional right hands or arms to play a guitar via actuated strumming. The functionality and complexity of right hand interaction with the guitar is immense. We therefore divided the right hand techniques into three main areas: Strumming, string picking / skipping, and string muting. This paper explores the first stage, strum- ming. We have developed an exploratory platform called the Actuated Guitar that utilizes a normal electrical gui- tar, sensors to capture the rhythmic motion of alternative fully functioning limbs, such as a foot, knee or the head, and a motorized fader moving a pick back and forth across the strings. A microcontroller is utilized for pro- cessing sensor data, which allows flexible mapping of user input to the actuation of the motorized fader. Our approach employs the flexibility of a programmable digi- tal system, allowing us to scale and map different ranges of data from various sensors to the motion of the actuator – thereby making it easier adapt to individual users.
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Playing a guitar is normally only for people with fully functional hands. In this work we investigate alternative interaction concepts to enable or re-enable people with non-functional right hands or arms to play a guitar via actuated strumming. The functionality and complexity of right hand interaction with the guitar is immense. We therefore divided the right hand techniques into three main areas: Strumming, string picking / skipping, and string muting. This paper explores the first stage, strum- ming. We have developed an exploratory platform called the Actuated Guitar that utilizes a normal electrical gui- tar, sensors to capture the rhythmic motion of alternative fully functioning limbs, such as a foot, knee or the head, and a motorized fader moving a pick back and forth across the strings. A microcontroller is utilized for pro- cessing sensor data, which allows flexible mapping of user input to the actuation of the motorized fader. Our approach employs the flexibility of a programmable digi- tal system, allowing us to scale and map different ranges of data from various sensors to the motion of the actuator – thereby making it easier adapt to individual users.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013 (SMC 2013)
Antal sider4
UdgiverLogos Verlag Berlin
Publikationsdato27 jul. 2013
Sider235-238
ISBN (trykt)978-3-8325-3472-1
StatusUdgivet - 27 jul. 2013
Begivenhed - Stockholm, Sverige

Konference

KonferenceSMAC Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference 2013 SMC Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013
LokationKungliga Tekniska Högskolan
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode30/07/201303/08/2013

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