imsound

a photo of a lightly blue lit toy with a smily face mustach

imsound (I am Sound) is a sound and light installation.

Designed for young kids, this reactive sound toy was shown over two days at the first 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.

a dark area with multiple coloured interactive toys

A child interacting with Tangible Interaction's imsound installation during Vancouver's Maker Faire in 2011

a child interacting with a light blue toy

A child playing with one of Tangible Interaction's imsound installation toys during Vancouver's Maker Faire in 2011

a group of children playing around a few multicoloured, lit toys

Children engaging with Tangible Interaction's imsound installation during Vancouver's Maker Faire in 2011