Breath Control A new paradigm of controlling... anything

breath control
The model displayed has a fan that looks like a pinwheel which affords blowing (feedforward), and produces a tone that is rising or falling (audio feedback) from spinning faster or slower. The dial surrounding the fan is meant as a supplemental control, either providing an alternative to blowing or a secondary function.

Air support

Musicians that play wind instruments refine the way they use their air during the course of learning their craft. This leads to stronger and more precise control of their breath. Can this increased precision be captured and applied to other scenarios? Using the varying intensity of someone’s breath as a control surely has applications outside of music… in situations when the user’s hands are not free, or as an accessibility tool for those with limited motor control, for instance.


  • Cardboard
  • Foamcore
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper
  • Magnetic adhesive