3-Axis fingertip force during playing the string instrument

M. Hori, M. Hosono, Hidetoshi Takahashi, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a measurement method of 3-axis fingertip force which works when playing a string instrument. A small and thin 3-axis tactile sensor was fabricated to attach to the first finger. The force sensing elements were formed within 1 mm×1 mm on the sensor chip, and the thickness of the sensor was 3 mm. A guitar was used as a string instrument. Using the proposed method, the 3-axis fingertip force was measured in two cases; (a) when the guitar string was held down incorrectly; (b) when the guitar string was held down properly. The data of the 3-axis tactile sensor and the guitar sound were recorded simultaneously. Comparing both cases, it was indicated that the number of the guitar sound's overtone spectra was increased when the string vibration did not propagate through the finger. This proposed method will develop a significant way to analyze the relationship between musicians' fingertip force and instrument sounds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationThe 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
Pages2745-2748
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 20

Publication series

Name2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013

Other

Other2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/6/1613/6/20

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Keywords

  • Fingertip force
  • Sound analysis
  • String instrument
  • Tactile sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Hori, M., Hosono, M., Takahashi, H., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2013). 3-Axis fingertip force during playing the string instrument. In 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 (pp. 2745-2748). [6627374] (2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627374