Freqtric Drums

A device that transforms an audience into a drum. The performer and audience create music by touching their hands and other parts of their bodies: feet, foreheads, noses, etc.

Enhanced Life
Freqtric Drums uses electro-dermal activity and human skin resistance to detect skin contact. The circuit regards the human body as a conductor for intra-body transmission and outputs drum sounds as MIDI signals.

Goal
To complete a new musical interface and instrument.

Innovations
Human skin contact has never been used before as an interface device.

Vision
Music and skin contact are original components of human communication. Through digital technology, Freqtric Drums allows participants to simultaneously enjoy both.

Contact
Tetsuaki Baba
Kyushu University
baba (at) gsd.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Contributor
Kiyoshi Tomimatsu
Kyushu University