Virtual Air Guitar

The Virtual Air Guitar is a gesture based input device developed at the Helsinki University of Technology. A mapping system is used to translate the user’s gestures, collected by the webcam, into the sound output.

The hands free method of interaction allows for the guitar to be played just like an air guitar! The webcam identifies all bright orange objects which is why the user must wear some orange gloves to control the guitar. The system also includes two foot pedals, one for starting the music and one for changing performance modes.

The synthesis method to create the sound of the guitar is based on Karplus-Strong technique modelling a Fender Stratocaster guitar combined with physical model of a tube amplifier.

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