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Percussa (LLC) is a start-up which develops tangible user interface technology for entertainment applications.
The company was founded in 2004 by Stanford University graduate Bert Schiettecatte.
Tangible user interfaces are a new kind of hardware computer input devices that go beyond multi-touch. Multiple objects and their spatial relationships are used to control software instead of a single pointer device like the computer mouse.
Percussa’s first product, AudioCubes, allows people to easily make music and perform live using smart wireless blocks. Bert Schiettecatte started to develop AudioCubes before founding Percussa in 2004. The AudioCubes were launched in 2007, and are sold online through Percussa’s website.
Percussa is expanding its product line from the professional musicians to consumers, while keep working on the development of its core technology for enabling tangible interfaces.
More information about Percussa and the AudioCubes can be found at http://www.percussa.com
AudioCubes, are a set of wireless intelligent light emitting objects or cubes which can detect each other’s position, orientation and user gestures.
The AudioCubes are developed by Percussa, a start-up focusing on enabling tangible user interface technology for entertainment applications.
The development of the AudioCubes started early 2004, and they were launched in 2007.
Each AudioCube is identical, has four onboard sensors to communicate and measure distances to objects nearby, and work on a USB-rechargeable battery.
The AudioCubes were developed to let people create music on the computer in a very intuitive way, just by moving around intelligent cubes. This allows them to be more creative, and less being an engineer.
More information about AudioCubes at http://www.percussa.com