Seems like gloves that manipulate music are this month's must-have fashion accessory. The Imaginary Marching Band consists of several pairs of open-source gloves that let you create music as though you were playing actual instruments.
Using the Arduino-based wearable instruments--which can reproduce notes using MIDI data output via USB--you can produce the sounds of the trumpet, trombone, tuba, snare drum, bass drum, and cymbals. The gloves can be used with any audio-editing software.
Here's a video of the gloves in action:
The music-making gloves are the creation of Scott Peterman, a New York performer, artist, and inventor.
"The Imaginary Marching Band proposes a reality where technology helps us interact with the real world in more memorable, unique, and ultimately fun ways," Peterman says on his Kickstarter page. "It is also a performance piece--an actual band of skilled musicians who will use these new tools to craft a one-of-a-kind stage experience."
From the video, it seems the notes produced do not sound as authentic as their brass counterparts, so don't expect to start a full orchestral concert with them quite yet.
(Source: Crave Asia)