Automatic Page-Turner for Pianists With Wearable Motion Detector

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Mirazimzadeh, Seyed Ali




Turning book pages is a simple act that readers do while reading. This simple act that we take for granted could be challenging when both hands are engaged in other tasks. In case that a pianist sight-read, using one hand for turning the music sheets can cause distraction or short delay in their performance. Previous studies predominantly utilized audio or video processing techniques for following the musicians' performance. We suggested a framework that uses wearable technologies as an alternative solution for solving page-turning problems. The proposed design recognizes the pianist's wrists oscillatory motion with accelerometer sensors and tries to sync them to digital music notes. This system uses dynamic time warping and cross-correlation methods to find the optimum alignment between actual and captured data and reducing time latency. Eventually, a heuristic decision model assesses the pianist's performance and decides to turn the digital music sheet at predefined points.


Computer Science




Carleton University

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