Intel recently announced the winners of their Perceptual Computing Challenge. The Grand Prize went to Shunsuke Nakamura of Shikumi Design in Japan. This application creates music and graphics by detecting user’s motion. Users don’t play the musical instruments, they just move their body parts, and play music and produce graphics. It generates new ways of performing music with visual effects. You can also change your voice to a musical instrument, arrange the tempo of music, and where to put the sounds on the screen.

The base system (like I/O of devices, image processing, sound processing) are written in C++, and the contents (like graphics, sounds, motion, effects, and interactions) are written in Lua. This App uses default audio device, and sampling frequency is 22050Hz. OpenGL to used to draw all graphics. Tools and Technology used: Visual Studio, C++ language, Eclipse, Lua language, Intel Compiler, and OpenCV.

Double bonus to Shunsuke for the great LEGO table in the video. Other winners of the contest categories can be found at the Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge site here.

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