Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {Portable Virtual Piano Design},
  author    = {Yu-Xiang Zhao and  Chien-Hsing Chou and  Mu-Chun Su and  Yi-Zeng Hsieh},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {The purpose of this study is to design a portable virtual
piano. By utilizing optical fiber gloves and the virtual piano software
designed by this study, the user can play the piano anywhere at any
time. This virtual piano consists of three major parts: finger tapping
identification, hand movement and positioning identification, and
MIDI software sound effect simulation. To play the virtual piano, the
user wears optical fiber gloves and simulates piano key tapping
motions. The finger bending information detected by the optical fiber
gloves can tell when piano key tapping motions are made. Images
captured by a video camera are analyzed, hand locations and moving
directions are positioned, and the corresponding scales are found. The
system integrates finger tapping identification with information about
hand placement in relation to corresponding piano key positions, and
generates MIDI piano sound effects based on this data. This
experiment shows that the proposed method achieves an accuracy rate
of 95% for determining when a piano key is tapped.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering},  volume    = {4},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2010},
  pages     = {1019 - 1022},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 43, 2010},