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Midi Assist Via Pressure Glove

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110331D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Blalock, JL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

One limitation in the 'Renaissance of the Arts' predicted in Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene is the reluctance of adults to go through the indignity and cost of learning basic fundamentals needed for mastery of an instrument. This invention discloses a cost-effective training tool controlled by a Multi-Media Workstation.

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Midi Assist Via Pressure Glove

       One limitation in the 'Renaissance of the Arts' predicted
in Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt and  Patricia Aburdene is the
reluctance of adults to go through the indignity and cost of learning
basic fundamentals needed for mastery of an instrument.  This
invention discloses a cost-effective training tool controlled by a
Multi-Media Workstation.

      The Mattel Power Glove is an example of an input device that
senses one's hand positions.  There are prototypes of a Pressure
Glove that provide tactile feedback via bladders inflated by air
pressure.  Midi technology provides an architected data stream that
can be either played or computer-processed.  This invention joins
these ideas for a novel solution of basic instruction.
COMPONENTS
1.   Midi-coded sheet music in addition to traditional sheet music
publishers would provide magnetically encoded Midi multi-channel
tracks in computer-readable form, such as a diskette.
2.   Central Control Routine integrates and synchronizes user actions
and sound control.
3.   Standard Midi Controller will create music from selected Midi
channels piped to it from the central control routine.
4.   Pressure Glove Actuator provides tactile feedback of one or more
Midi channels of information.
5.   Grade-level specific Video Display Enhance.  Using standard
video game techniques appropriate to the user, proficiency can be
indicated with both spiffy video graphics and audible encoura...