KiOm

Year: 

2005

Designers: 

Ajay Kapur
The KiOm is an accelerometer-powered wearable sensor
The KiOm is a small, wired MIDI device. This inexpensive device allows performers real-time gestural control in tandem with any instrument. The KiOm can be worn anywhere on the body, enabling many different possible points for interpreting gestural data. A wearable device, the KiOm uses a Kionix three-axis accelerometer to control the effects of gravity and acceleration on musical signals. 12 KiOms were created and distributed to various artists who were able to experiment with wearable sensors in a variety of performance contexts.