Science has demonstrated the great physical and emotional benefits of listening to and playing music, and this digital drum is a prime platform for application. Designed by Kenneth Tay, this beautiful object was created to be touched, producing only harmonious notes that encourage interaction between parents and their children with autism.
A gorgeous wooden base is topped with a spongy silicone surface that's ultra-touchable. Beneath the white ripples are five seamless slices of four bands, arranging a staggered system of ascension notes. These bring an element of surprise and variety to every experience of interacting with the Synchrony, which can be further enhanced by changing the sound preferences on the associated smartphone app. Recognizing that mental and emotional connections can be hard to achieve between mom, dad and their child on the spectrum, Tay has created a truly in-tune object.
Synchrony is a Modern Musical Instrument for Child and Parent Intimacy
1. Therapeutic Musical Instruments - There is an opportunity to create more therapeutic musical instruments for children with special needs.
2. Digital Music Interaction - Developing digital platforms for parents and children to interact musically can greatly benefit families.
3. Customized Sound Preferences - Creating technology that allows for customizing sound preferences on therapeutic instruments can enhance their effectiveness in therapy settings.
1. Music Therapy - Incorporating more technology into music therapy could enhance the benefits of therapeutic musical instruments for families of children with special needs.
2. Special Needs Education - There is an opportunity to integrate more interactive musical instruments into special needs education to help improve learning and socialization skills among students.
3. Mobile App Development - Developing mobile apps that enhance the functionality of therapeutic musical instruments can create new opportunities for mobile app developers.