Mobile Music Touch (MMT)

People: 

We present Mobile Music Touch, a wearable, wireless haptic piano instruction system, composed of (1) five small vibration motors, one for each finger, fitted inside a glove, (2) a Bluetooth module mounted on the glove, and (3) piano music output from a laptop. Users hear the piano music and feel the vibrations indicating which finger is used to play the note. We investigate the system’s potential for passive learning, i.e. learning piano playing automatically while engaged in everyday activities, as well as the opportunities to use this system for rehabilitation.

Mobile Music Touch in use at a piano