October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sessions: Abstract


The Hand Dance: A Didactic Performance Platform   go to paper

Massimo Bergamasco, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Italy
Haakon Faste, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Elvira Todaro, PERCRO, Italy
Otniel Portillo Rodriguez, PERCRO - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Multimodal interfaces provide the opportunity for the real-time capture and recognition of body-based gestural information. This paper presents an overview of “The Hand Dance”, a multimodal installation/performance forming a didactic platform with applications in education, live dance performance, cultural heritage preservation, and movement therapy. In particular, the technologies described outline the potential for a new type of educational environment that reaches beyond limitations of the student-teacher relationship or multimedia alternatives such as the video-course.

Session: Real World/Virtual Worlds [Virtual]

Keywords: kinesthetic, multimodal, gesture recognition, dance learning, didactics, enaction