Biophysical Sensor Construction

Sensors that Detect Muscle Vibrations

I recently got to help out Rensselaer Ph.D candidate Heidi Boisvert with the construction of some sensors for a collaborative performance piece. The work collects mechanomyographic signals from the muscle vibrations of dancers using a small condenser microphone and transforms them into sound and visuals for the audience. Sensor design is by Marco Donnarumma of Xth Sense.