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You can't hear doesn't mean
you can't experience.
This is why we developed "SOUND HUG".
By holding SOUND HUG, users can experience
music through the sense of touch
(movement and vibrations) and
through sight (lights).
From hearing music, to feeling music.
A new way to enjoy music.
Vibrates delicately in response
to melody and sound
Registers of sound converted into light
e.g. Red light in higher registers, blue in lower, etc.
Maximum of 50 can enjoy
at the same time
There have been various projects to bring diversity in how we listen to music. Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc., is one of the players searching for new styles of interface between information and space. To process music as spatial information, or for each of us to feel the music as tactile information, and for it to be optimized as music, we must have a device that could be held by anyone, cheap, light in weight and with a thin, sensitive surface. Our introduction of this device will enable a new relationship between us and sound.
Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba /
Media Artist /
CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
SOUND HUG and its dedicated staff members offer rental service for companies, local communities and other bodies. It is available for a wide range of occasions including concerts, large halls, open air festivals, etc,. of any genre of music. Its numbers or color of lights can be altered to suit your preference. Please contact below for budget or further specifications.
Q-1. Does SOUND HUG itself make a noise?
A. Yes. As it incorporates a vibration speaker, SOUND HUG does produce sound. For an effective vibration, it has a certain degree of volume. It may require some adjustments when the volume from the main speaker is low or in an acoustic show. Please contact for details.
Q-2. Is it possible to use while standing?
A. Yes. However, as the present model is wire connected so it may regulate movement somewhat. Also, we recommend to stay seated for a comfortable hold.
Q-3. Is it possible to use at open air events?
A. Yes. It may cost an extra fee for device maintenance and restoration. Also, please note that the flashing of device may be harder to see in bright places.
Q-4. Is it possible to coordinate its responses with lighting?
A. It requires planning. Please contact us for further information.
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