imsound (I am Sound) is a sound and light installation created in collaboration with Vancouver based programmer Matt Lockyer and illustrator, Carson Ting. Designed for young kids, this reactive sound toy was shown over two days at the first ever Vancouver Maker Faire in June 2011.
imsound has two modes... reactive and performance. Reactive was driven by an overhead thermal imaging tracking camera that detects body heat and follows movement triggering audio and light patterns. In performance mode, imsound responded like a drum machine with sound and lights controlled manually by Tangible Interaction.