ReacTickles™, funded by the Rayne Foundation and Cardiff Metropolitan University Research and Enterprise Innovation fund, is one of our most successful and established projects. This evolutionary project has grown in harmony with developments in sensor-based interaction and open source programming. The core ethos of ReacTickles Magic is to provide users with a continuous positive feedback loop, so that they easily gain a sense of control and mastery.

The software is designed to mirror bodily input through touch, sound and motion. The simple iconic interface encourages a variety of gestural and manipulative inputs, for example repetition, rhythm and pressure, shaking, pressing, tapping, smoothing, dragging, and circling. With the addition of sound, an infinite variety of vocalisations can make a direct impression on the graphical output