Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

WEBSITE

www.kmd.keio.ac.jp

Synchrovibes

Synchrovibes is an interactive music experience that aims to create bonds between participants through movement synchronization.

The interaction uses three platforms, each equipped with a speaker/transducer to produce sound and haptic feedback as well as LEDs for lighting. Each platform is assigned a different instrument which activates only when the participant is on top. The system compares movements to the music’s rhythm; if it judges that they are in sync then more layers of the music are activated and the song can progress. When this is achieved, the participants become synchronized and feel closer, physically and emotionally. While using Synchrovibes, strangers can develop connections and experience a sense of team accomplishment that lasts long after they step off the platforms.

Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)

WEBSITE

www.kmd.keio.ac.jp

Synchrovibes

Synchrovibes is an interactive music experience that aims to create bonds between participants through movement synchronization.

The interaction uses three platforms, each equipped with a speaker/transducer to produce sound and haptic feedback as well as LEDs for lighting. Each platform is assigned a different instrument which activates only when the participant is on top. The system compares movements to the music’s rhythm; if it judges that they are in sync then more layers of the music are activated and the song can progress. When this is achieved, the participants become synchronized and feel closer, physically and emotionally. While using Synchrovibes, strangers can develop connections and experience a sense of team accomplishment that lasts long after they step off the platforms.

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