Magical Musical Mat

The Magical Musical Mat (MMM) is an interactive environment that maps interpersonal touch to dynamically-changing sounds. When two people stand/sit/lie on the mat and establish skin-to-skin contact with one another, music plays and changes dynamically according to their touch-based gestures. The MMM system has been in development iteratively with non-speaking autistic children and their families, and an autism clinic. MMM has been a labor of love, spurred by the lived experiences of non-speaking individuals, and our team’s passion for fun, music, and tinkering.