Jun-Da Ye, Qi-Ran Song, Yan Huang, Fei-Fei Li, Yu-Jie Hao
Poputar was designed for beginners with the aim to learn playing the guitar quickly and in an entertaining way. With 120 LEDs, integrated into the neck of the guitar, users can immediately perceive the position of the chords visually; they need not worry about forgetting where to put their fingers. In addition, Poputar P1 and a corresponding app contain a sound and rhythm game with sound recognition in real-time. Thus, it is possible to learn how to make music through the eyes, and it quickly sounds like the real version of a professional guitarist.
Statement by the jury
»The guitar Poputar P1 surprises with a truly striking innovation: by using LEDs on the guitar neck, playing can be learned solely visually without any conventional methods.«