A wearable gesture-based input device for use within TextEngine.
SenseText is a wearable device designed to apply behaviors to text within the Text Engine software. The setup consists of two wireless circuits. The first is a transmitter circuit embedded in a shirt cuff worn by a spoken word performer. The transmitter circuit consists of an accelerometer, a sensor which measures x and y tilt. As a result the transmitter circuit measures hand gestures. A second receiver circuit then converts the data sent by the transmitter circuit into MIDI. A simple Max/MSP patch analyzes this data, deciphering the extent of the user’s wrist movement. The Text Engine software has been designed to read in MIDI data. Each text behavior has a specific MIDI value.