PanJam is a visually immersive music platform that engages users to explore, learn and master the acoustic range of the steel pan. Using a virtual reality headset, a viewer will be transported to a digital environment where they can play the virtual instrument adding a new level of audio-spatial realism and presence.
Learning a musical instrument in your golden years can yield a variety of benefits and is proven to be one of the best ways for people over 65 to stay mentally and physically agile. Our solution uses virtual reality and the steelpan to gamify the music learning experience making it fun and engaging for seniors to learn to play a musical instrument.
Panjam creates a full sensory-immersive environment that is responsive to the user’s actions, motion and position. The virtual instrument responds directly and intuitively to the gestures of the user; generating visual, auditory and haptic feedback in real time.
The visually enhanced environment allows players to visualize the musical notes as they play to re-enforce learning. Users also get visual and audio cues from the application that will help them understand the piece they are playing while still being able to interact with the instrument. Gamification mechanics are also woven into the experience driving deeper engagement, motivation, and mastery.