Intelligent Clothing- The Wearable Instrument Shirt
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the invention of the Wearable Instrument Shirt created by scientists at the CSIRO's Textile and Fibre Technology division in...
The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the invention of the Wearable Instrument Shirt created by scientists at the CSIRO’s Textile and Fibre Technology division in Geelong. Electric sensors woven into a t-shirt enable it to be played liked a real (air) guitar- the wearer acts out playing the instrument and their arm movements are mapped and beamed by radio to a computer which interprets them and turns them into musical notes.
"The left arm chooses a note and the right arm plays it," said Richard Helmer, a CSIRO chemical engineer who led the project- although the arrangement can be reversed for left-handed musicians. "It’s an easy-to-use, virtual instrument that allows real-time music making even by players without significant musical or computing skills"