SoMo is a discreet wearable device that generates real-time sound through body movement. Wearing SoMo is a playful, interactive experience that inspires creative movement. It’s easy to wear, simple to use and can be applied within the fields of education, physical therapy and the performing arts.   We worked closely with dancers and choreographers from Ballet Jorgen and The Studio for Movement to develop the device with the goal of making SoMo easy to wear and the software interface simple to use.  Our research included experiments with accelerometers and pressure sensors embedded in the dancers’ footwear. 

http://youtu.be/vRCUNqmrenE
http://youtu.be/Hx2jKYG4MNQ
http://youtu.be/jGaEwNFEQN8
​​​​​​​http://vimeo.com/user7002579/ballet-jorgen-and-somo-performance-at-gbc​​​​​​​

Please view Ballet Jorgen's most recent performance using SoMo and featuring the artwork of Daniel Wurtzel. The soundscape for this piece is being generated within a chosen musical key and mode.

​​​​​​​Ballet Jorgen & SoMo performance at GBC from Loretta Faveri on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
Lab Member: 
Loretta Faveri

Overview

Tuesday September 18th, 2012
Images of Somo Devices

SoMo is a discreet wearable device that generates real-time sound through body movement. Wearing SoMo is a playful, interactive experience that inspires creative movement. It’s easy to wear, simple to use and can be applied within the fields of education, physical therapy and the performing arts.   We worked closely with dancers and choreographers from Ballet Jorgen and The Studio for Movement to develop the device with the goal of making SoMo easy to wear and the software interface simple to use.  Our research included experiments with accelerometers and pressure sensors embedded in the dancers’ footwear. 

http://youtu.be/vRCUNqmrenE
http://youtu.be/Hx2jKYG4MNQ
http://youtu.be/jGaEwNFEQN8
​​​​​​​http://vimeo.com/user7002579/ballet-jorgen-and-somo-performance-at-gbc​​​​​​​

Please view Ballet Jorgen's most recent performance using SoMo and featuring the artwork of Daniel Wurtzel. The soundscape for this piece is being generated within a chosen musical key and mode.

​​​​​​​Ballet Jorgen & SoMo performance at GBC from Loretta Faveri on Vimeo.

Images of Somo Devices

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Loretta Faveri

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Loretta Faveri is a recent graduate of the Material Art & Design program at OCAD U.  Her undergraduate thesis explored the use of textiles and wearable electronics to create interactive dance costumes.  Through the Social Body Lab, she is continuing this exploration and hopes to design a user friendly, wearable device that allows dancers and choreographers to create music through movement. Her work has been exhibited at a number of juried art shows in Toronto including Nuit Blanche, OCAD U and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

 

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