Thy-Band is a set of wireless wearable devices for musicians that can be used to visualize their energy and emotions during live performances.
Muisicians usually have VJ people who do the visualisations for them. Obviously they collaborate, but we never see the “energy” of the musician represented visually. Imagine if you could see the energy of the best guitarist and drummers in the world, see the emotional state of a singer-songwriter or a whole orchestra.
Thy-Band is a system of wireless wearable devices for musicians that can be used to visualize their energy and emotions during live performances.
The first devices in the Thy-Band line are a wearable bracelet and an ear-piece for guitarists. The light-weight silicone bracelet is mounted on the back of the hand. It has a built-in accelerometer, that transfers motion data real-time via bluetooth.
The ear-piece is a tiny heart-rate monitor also sending data via bluetooth. The style of the guitarist, the way he plays and feels will affect the data received from both devices, based on which a variety of visualisations can be created.
Thy-Band can be used by all kinds of musicians from guitarists to violinists, from flautists to bassists.
Future Thy-Band devices will include bracelets for drummers and pianists, breath-sensors for flutes, and other devices that will make it possible to visualize the energy of single musicians, bands and whole orchestras, specific to the instruments they use.
The pictures and videos on my website don't do justice to the final version that I will finish in a few days.
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