Facial recognition technology makes composing melodies seem effortless.

This year's NYU ITP Winter Show gave many developers a platform to share their creative visions and talents. One designer, Max Ma introduced a Kinect-based program that uses cameras and sensors to track up to 64 points on a person's face. Using facial movements like twitches and eyebrow raises to create music, the system lets music lovers compose digital tunes without any hand-eye coordination.

Touchless is programmed to pick up on the slightest head and facial movements, but a wave of your hand will also activate a lovely lead melody. Ma understands the versatility of Touchless—which can be used to open doors with a series of blinks and winks—but chooses to use the technology in a more entertaining way, making it a treat instead of just another gadget.

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