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CIID 2015 Final Project

Follow my progress throughout my final project at CIID IDP 2015
Eyebrows as a 2- or 3-way switch?

Eyebrows as a 2- or 3-way switch?

Kasper trying to use his eyebrows as a 3-way switch. He suggests the possibility of using the eyebrow position as a transpose-switch to move all notes up or down on octave. Green: Eyebrows high Blue: Eyebrows neutral Red: Eyebrows low [video width="2880" height="1800"...

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Concept Directions

Concept Directions

My design challenge I am creating a musical instrument that people can interact with using only eye movements and facial gestures. This allows disabled people who cannot use their arms and hands to play music.   What’s your domain? I want to focus on a group of...

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Collective Brainstorm Sessions

Collective Brainstorm Sessions

The last two days I have been hosting two short brainstorm sessions and participated in sessions hosted by my peer students. I got a lot of new inputs for facial interactions, GUI, hardware possibilites as well more conceptual ideas. I will update this post with more...

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Review October 15th

Review October 15th

My design challenge I am creating a musical instrument that people can interact with using only eye movements and facial gestures. This allows disabled people who cannot use their arms and hands to play music. Constraints I want to focus on a group of users who cannot...

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Radial & Exploding Menus

Radial & Exploding Menus

To avoid what is referred to as the "Midas Touch Issue" within Eyetracking for HCI (1) where everywhere a user looks triggers a note or a command, I have been experimenting with simple radial and exploding menus. So far it just works for mouse interactions, but I will...

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Eye controlled sequencer

Eye controlled sequencer

I continued to work on the sequencer in Processing that communicates to MAX/Ableton, but changed the interaction so it is the eyegaze - not the mouseposition - that selects the squares. If I gaze at a square for two seconds it will change state (from unselected to...

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Eyebrows + plotting faceOSC values

Eyebrows + plotting faceOSC values

In my explorations so far I have considered combining different types of facial interactions. If I'm gonna work use eyeTracking maybe eyebrow gestures would be worth exploring? The tracking of eyebrows seems more stable than the mouth with faceOSC, and I am...

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User research: Kasper

User research: Kasper

Yesterday I met Kasper Houmøller Mortensen who plays drums, triggers samples and composes music when not studying at Roskilde University. He showed me his custom build drumkit and we had a long discussion about the how he approaches his musical activities and from a...

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