The Haptic Baton

A conductors baton that communicates to visually impaired players. The baton captures the speed, angle, attack and sway of the conductor’s hand in real time and beams it directly to all players wearing receiver bands. They feel the expression and timing of the conductor - just as if they were seeing the baton itself.

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The Haptic Baton was invented by Rolf Gehlhaar and developed with Charles Matthews in partnership with The Paraorchestra and Friends, Percussionist Kyungho Jeon and Dominant Agency Korea.