Musical B-boying: A Wearable Musical Instrument by Dancing
Advances in computer technologies have enabled new means of musical expression with motion enabled musical instruments, which have attracted a great deal of attention. We created a new performance system that enables a dancer to make music while b-boying, which is a dance style. We implemented sensor-equipped shoes and a system that recognizes motions and that controls music. We used an implemented prototype on stage, and we found that dancers were able to control the music flexibly while b-boying. Our system will bring about a new style of musical performance for both musicians and dancers.
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