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Danish Institute of Electroacoustic Music (DIEM)

Type of organisation
Research Institute
Arhus, Denmark

The original Drancing accelerometer suit (since 1997)

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Drancing suit 2002: 5 accelerometer "body star" pattern

Drancing suit 2002: 5 accelerometer "body star" pattern

Five triaxial accelerometers were usually worn on the left and and right feet (tied to the top of shoes using laces1), the left and right wrists (on adapted watchstraps), and around the waist on a belt. This approach is reminiscent of Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man:

  • 1. The Crossbow accelerometers I use are mounted in plastic cases with convenient eyelets that just fit shoelaces nicely

Video: Drancing suit 2002: "air DJ" scratching: variable frequency + variable amplitude

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So who needs a turn-table ? Look Mum, no hands !

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