Designed for hearing impaired individuals in mind, the Dropin system aims to provide an all-new music making and sharing system for everyone to enjoy. It introduces tactile and visual elements that stimulate the other senses deaf users already use to experience music.
By dropping one’s hands on the dual touchpads, users can feel the music more easily while watching a visual representation of the harmonics on their connected smartphone. Through the control speaker, users can also mix and mash up the music by making simple gestures to adjust flange, echo, tempo, instruments and rhythm. They’ll instantly see the result of their changes through the lights and interface on the screen as well as feel them through the vibration sensors integrated into the pads. Better yet, users can share their mashups and musical tastes through the Dropin social network or utilize the app to collaborate with others remotely. Check out the video to see it in action!
Designers: Sojeong Cha, Juan Lee, Junku Jung, Heo Kim & Sooah Park