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A Wearable Haptic Interface for Breath Guidance in Vocal Training

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Ziyue Piao

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Authors:

Yinmiao Li, Ziyue Piao, Gus Xia

Publication or Conference Title:

In Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2021)

Abstract:

Various studies have shown that haptic interfaces could enhance the learning efficiency in music learning, but most existing studies focus on training motor skills of instrument playing such as finger motions. In this paper, we present a wearable haptic device to guide diaphragmatic breathing, which can be used in vocal training as well as the learning of wind instruments. The device is a wearable strap vest, consisting of a spinal exoskeleton on the back for inhalation and an elastic belt around the waist for exhalation. We first conducted case studies to assess how convenient and comfortable to wear the device, and then evaluate its effectiveness in guiding rhythm and breath. Results show users’ acceptance of the haptic interface and the potential of haptic guidance in vocal training.


Publication Details:

Type:
Conference Paper
Date:
04/01/2021
Location:
Shanghai
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.21428/92fbeb44.6d342615

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