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Sébastien Timmermans
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2017
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Main project: Development of a haptic feedback device for digital keyboards based on real-time multibody models of piano actions
Funding: FRIA
Supervisor(s): Paul Fisette

The touch of a piano keyboard is an essential sensory information for pianists and results from the dynamics of the actions equipping traditional acoustic pianos. Present-day digital instruments offer the possibility of nuancing sound thanks to certain dynamics which imitates that of a traditional piano, but which is far from reproducing the finessed required by pianists.









His project aims at developing a haptic feedback device for digital keyboards, based on (i) multibody models of piano actions using Robotran software, (ii) the use of movement sensors and high dynamic actuators (iii) the study of the phenomenon of touch, with our partners in musicology (the Museum of Musical Instruments of Brussels and the Museum of Philharmonic Music of Paris).

IMMC main research direction(s):
Dynamical and electromechanical systems

Keywords:
electrochemical engineering
haptic device
multi-body systems

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: Collaboration with the MIM at Brussel and Prof. Anne-Emmanuelle Ceulemans

    

Recent publications

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Conference Papers


1. Timmermans, Sébastien; Fisette, Paul; Dehez, Bruno. Application and Validation of a Linear Electromagnetic Actuator within a Haptic Piano Keyboard. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/207813

2. Timmermans, Sébastien; Fisette, Paul; Dehez, Bruno; Ceulemans, Anne-Emmanuelle. Real-Time Validation of a Haptic Piano Key based on a Multibody Model. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/210399

3. Fisette, Paul; Bokiau, Baudouin; Timmermans, Sébastien. The Grand Piano Action Functioning Demystified thanks to the Multibody Approach. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/215131

4. Timmermans, Sébastien; Fisette, Paul; Ceulemans, Anne-Emmanuelle. A Haptic Piano Keyboard Based on a Real-Time Multibody Model of the Action. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213090

5. Timmermans, Sébastien; Fisette, Paul; Ceulemans, Anne-Emmanuelle; Dehez, Bruno. Haptic Piano Key based on a Real-Time Multibody Model of the Double Escapement Grand Piano Action. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/201139