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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