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MappEMG

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John Sullivan

Description:

MappEMG consists of a data pipeline that uses pianists’ core muscle activity captured though surface electromyography (EMG) to produce a vibrotactile feedback. The main objective of the project is to make perceptible through haptic stimuli a rather non-visible dimension of pianists’ gestures: muscle activations related not to motion of body segments but to the embodiment of musical tension, a central feature of musical structure in western tonal music. First developed to be used with the Vibropixels, we are currently adapting the pipeline to produce the vibrotactile feedback with a specifically designed App aiming to control the vibration of smartphones. We envision to use the MappEMG in the context of both live musical performances and instrumental lessons.

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External Participants:

Sylvie Gibet


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Funding:

  • FQRSC
  • SSHRC

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