Touché is a set of wearable devices that provides a tactile dimension to musical composition and performance.

The product is composed of a family of pads that can be mapped in any combination on the user’s skin. Once in place, the pads provide an additional dimension to music, as performers can compose vibration loops and temperature melodies. Played with any MIDI keyboard, and controlled, recorded and edited through Ableton, a music software designed for live performances, Touché enhances the symbiotic relationship between audience and performer. By producing a wearable that makes hearing and touch equal parts of the experience, Touché not only enhances the musical performance, but could bring wider advantages to industries such as healthcare and virtual reality.

Royal College of Art

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