This was created to understand how objects are recognised in relation to sound and music, the aim of this was to find out how people with dementia would react to different objects making different sounds. All complex components such as the strings, tuning keys and frets were removed to make it less intimidating and easier to play by simply touching it. The conclusion suggested that long-term memory was the most effective way to associate these relationships to assist with introducing new concepts.
How does it work?
Using the same technology as the Piano Zimmer Frame the vibrations absorbed through tapping are turned into music by converting acoustic impulses into MIDI messages.