Design and Implementation of a Wearable Dancing Musical Instrument


According to the advancement of computer technologies, new musical expressions with motion enabled musical instruments have attracted a great deal of attention. These instruments enable users to generate and control sound by physical motion. Although a lot of researches and art performances have realized such characteristics, they do not fulfill the requirement of players to keep the procedure of whole performance under their control. We propose a new dance performance system that enables dancers to play music by dancing. We also propose new recognition techniques specialized to the adjustment in recognition timing of movement. Evaluation results confirmed that our proposed techniques improved the accuracy and quickness of recognition.


Fujimoto, M., Fujita, N., Takegawa Y., Terada, T., and Tsukamoto, M., “Musical B-boying: a Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing,” Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC2008), pp. 155–160 (Sep. 2008).

Fujimoto, M., Fujita, N., Takegawa, Y., Terada, T., Tsukamoto M., “A Motion Recognition Method for a Wearable Dancing Musical Instrument,” Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC2009) pp. 11–18 (Sep. 2009).