A wireless sensor-based mobile music environment complied from a graphical language
Author(s)Jacobs, Robert N. (Robert Nathan)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this thesis I demonstrate a framework for a wireless sensor-based mobile music environment. Most prior work has not been truly portable. Those that were have focused on external data as opposed to properties of the listener. In this project I built a short-range wireless sensor network (using the ZigBee protocol and an accelerometer) and a compiler for PureData, a graphical music processing language. With these parts, I realized a synchronized music experience that generates a soundtrack based on the listener's movement. By synchronizing the music to the user's natural rhythms, it encourages the user to maintain a given pace for a longer period of time. I describe extensions to this example that point to a future of portable interactive music tied to exercise and physical activity.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.