Sound Bending – Talking Bodies Quantum Sound Suits

  • Kristin Neidlinger
  • Wendy Ju
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_56

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8518)
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Neidlinger K., Ju W. (2014) Sound Bending – Talking Bodies Quantum Sound Suits. In: Marcus A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments. DUXU 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8518. Springer, Cham


The QuantumSound Suits are an innovative technological solution for creating sounds from movement. Made in collaboration with contortionists, a multidisciplinary team designed custom body-painted silicone suits embedded with flexible sensors. A healing sound artist mapped the tones of the eleven sensors to movement, animating the physical motion and providing sonic feedback of body’s position. This is an exploration of real-time movement notation and human activity recognition of body location in space.


human activity recognition wearables sonification performance Arduino dance transdiscliplinary collaboration 


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Neidlinger
    • 1
  • Wendy Ju
    • 2
  1. 1.SENSOREE Therapuetic bio.mediaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Center for Design ResearchStanfordUSA

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