WhammyPhone: Bending Sound with a Flexible Smartphone




Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab unveils musical instrument for a flexible smartphone.

KINGSTON – Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University have developed the world’s first musical instrument for a flexible smartphone. The device, dubbed WhammyPhone, allows users to bend the display in order to create sound effects on a virtual instrument, such as a guitar or violin.

“WhammyPhone is a completely new way of interacting with sound using a smartphone. It allows for the kind of expressive input normally only seen in traditional musical instruments.” says Dr. Vertegaal.

WhammyPhone features a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) touchscreen display that shows keys that can be used to play sounds on sound synthesis software running on a computer. Like the ReFlex flexible smartphone, WhammyPhone is also equipped with a bend sensor, which allows for the user to bend the phone as a means of manipulating the sound.
Source: Human Media Lab
Read more: Queen’s University
Flexible Electronics
Futuristic Phones
Futuristic Displays
Futuristic Phone, Flexible Electronics, WhammyPhone, Bending Sound, Flexible Smartphone, Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode, FOLED, Flexible Display, Futuristic Gadget, Bendable Phone

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Electric Motorcycle Keeps Balance Gyroscopically (+VIDEO)
Bedroom In A Box: Maximize Your Space!
Futuristic Glove For Real Time 3D Virtual Objects Animation
Synergy Aircraft Saves Fuel Better Than Cars
Unique Way Of Handwashing
NASA Funds Sub- And Supersonic Combined In One Concept Aircraft
3D Gesture Controller Will Lead To Intuitive User Iinterfaces
The ATHLETE Moon Rover From NASA
Towards Intelligent Humanoid Robots
IntraFace: Software For Facial Image Analysis