Project name Ztretch music controller
Organisation MIT Media Lab
Persons Joe Paradiso, Dave Merrill
City Cambridge
Country (USA)
Period 2006
Tags MIT, electronic textiles, audio,
Text There has been much prior research on integrating electronics into textiles. However, I felt that many of these projects did not take into account the usability and interactivity of the fabric. Much of the prior work is focused on rigid, exact places for touching the fabric, rather than supporting the many actions our hands and bodies can create. Thus, I wanted to make a device that could capture the richness of active touch interactions. These haptic interactions could be used to create expressive music.