Hex Sense translates body movements into musical notes

Hex Sense is a wearable sound and light interface by Shan Liu and Mehdi Salehi that converts body gestures into musical tunes. The system comprises of a dress embedded with Lilipad Arduino, nitinol wires and LEDs and use Max/MSP software to control and generate music. The dress’s hexagonal design is inspired from beehive as it forms a platform for sound and visual interactions.

Hex Sense

To make the dress felts were used, antennas and switches were placed inside the dress to activate music by body movements, and for the light effects LEDs were embedded. The dress is made to cover head, face and some part of the back.

Hex Sense

There are five antennas which are connected to Lilypad. When antennas are hit they play a sound which is preloaded in Max. By wearing the dress one can become a music maker as well as a light performer.

Hex Sense

Hex Sense

Source: ShanLiuDesign

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