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The flote: an instrument for people with limited mobility

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The flote: an instrument for people with limited mobility
The Flote is a wind instrument designed for people with limited mobility. Past work in this area has failed to deliver the musical expressiveness expected of an instrument while maintaining the low cost required for wide adoption. Using only head movement and breath control, both calibrated to match the player's abilities, the Flote is an avenue for creative expression and an enjoyable form of physical therapy. The software is available as a free download at http://www.theflote.com, and the hardware can be easily built by anyone with minimal familiarity with circuits. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems; H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces; H.5.5 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Sound and Music Computing General Terms Design, Experimentation, Human Factors Keywords Musical instrument, expressiveness, limited mobility
Amal Dar Aziz, Chris Warren, Hayden Bursk, Sean Fo
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ASSETS
Authors Amal Dar Aziz, Chris Warren, Hayden Bursk, Sean Follmer
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