Overcoming Communication Barriers

In collaboration with a teacher at a special needs school, 'Musical Chairs' encourages movement, interaction, communication and collaboration, with features that give children access to learning basic musical structures and collective music making.

7 children sit on the 7 seats corresponding to the core notes in the musical scale.
Rocking from side to side plays their individual note of a song (eg. Happy Birthday) and can be conducted by a teacher in the middle of a circle.
Each seat has an out of reach light, speaker and vibration motor which all activate in unison as part of a wirelessly connected system.
If a child rocks on the seat 'C' for example, that seat plays the sound and illuminates the cutout 'C' on the front. All 7 seats also vibrate at the frequency of 'C'.
Audibly Impaired: See the letter 'C' and feel its frequency.
Visually Impaired: Hear 'C' and feel its frequency.
Lightweight rotationally moulded structures are easy to clean and stackable for storage in schools.
'Kiss-off' features are used to strengthen the seat top.
My arduino prototype testing the triple sensory system.
Quote from Rototek costing each seat at £31.
(excluding electronics, assembly, transport, packaging)
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