Mobile Music


Under construction.

Force Feedback for Mobile Devices (Fortissimo and more)

We developed an effective and simple technique to add force feedback to any mobile computing device by using the accelerometer data and attaching a small foam padding to the device. We call this technique Fortissimo.


We also explored other ways to enhance the expressivity of the devices by adding inexpensive hardware to them. These allow a more realistic feel to the device, especially when doing a musical performance.


Rubber Pluck                 Finger Grid


We developed a technology that uses the front camera of the devices to recognize different hand gestures. These gestures (and the distance to the camera) are attached to various synthesis parameters. We called thi prototype AirSynth.