“Cat Synth” by Julia Makivic

This is so cool! The “Cat Synth” is a creative project by Julia Makivic that puts a simple electronic synthesizer inside a plush cat toy. From tink_punk via Instagram. Here it is in action, along with more photos.

Translated from Bosnian to “Google English”:

we can't wait for you to meet the instructor of our first workshop @juliamakivic on Saturday 💓Julia recently worked on an interesting CatSynth project in collaboration with researchers from the University of the Arts in London @ual_cci and we share her video and photos with you.

In this project, alt controller designers (aka makers) are connected with people with disabilities to create an accessible video game interface/controller for them. Julia's Cat Synth helps a pregnant woman with autism who wanted to find a way to bond with her baby and ease anxiety during medical appointments.

The CatSynth produces soothing sounds through a speaker located in the tail and has two modes: for motion and for touch. The touch was intended for moments when the pregnant woman felt tired and did not move much.