Hannah Lienhard

Hannah Lienhard


Oniorb is an explorable musical object that was created with the idea of stress relief in mind. It is meant to act as a stress ball that also gives auditory feedback as you squeeze it. The orb is embedded with several different kinds of sensors that collect data from user interactions, which is then mapped to sound frequencies to create a musical output. Oniorb combines aspects of both active and receptive music therapy to create a calming experience for the user, meaning that it allows people to not only experience soothing music, but also gives them a role in creating and shaping the music they are hearing.