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Theremin as a gesture input device
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Theremin as a gesture input device
Subject description: an alternative to Kinect, LeapMotion, etc?
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So, I got 6 LeapMotion gesture 'controllers' for my students to use in multimedia input work including musical input and control of generative graphics in the planetarium.

It occurred to me that a theremin might be as good or better. Googling finds some papers that either cite theremins or did some experiments with them for gesture recognition. Anybody ever do this with a theremin, using it for non-traditional-theremin gesture input applications? There is a much bigger physical gesture space than with LeapMotion. Our university's music department has a theremin that apparently never gets used. It sets me to thinking.

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