Use Hand Gestures to Create Music : Imogen Heap’s Gloves
There are variety of musical instruments available in the market but non rival what we are about to show you. The Imogen Heap’s gloves allows you to make some pretty unique music simply by movement of your hands, indeed a revolutionary concept. Developed in 2011 by Heap and Thomas Mitchell, the gloves are called Mi.Mu and require only gesticulating.
Until recently Mi.Mu could be seen and used by only Ms. Heap’s hands but now they are tuned up enough by her team of expert engineers, musicians and artists to be sold to the public. The gloves are equipped with sensors that not only track the motion of your hands but also the speed with which the hands moves. Users can either use one glove or even a pair to create sequences that portray their sense of music.
Tactual aspect of the gloves manifests in form of flash lights that the gloves emits coupled with vibrations. Both the light and vibrations intensifies or dims away in response to the motion of the hands. This as a whole creates an experience that might not be achieved by any other musical instrument. It is like you can touch or feel your music and then see the form it takes as you move your hands to create your very own harmony.
Another attribute of Ms. Heap’s gloves is the compatibility they have with operating systems and software. You can use any music studio software that can interface with MIDI or Open Sound Control. Mi.Mu even lets you customize your sounds so the music you make is embodiment of who you are.
Mi.Mu offers many features and experiences that are unique in their own way however none of it is cheap. If you want to own one of these bad boys you will have to lighten your wallets by $1,260 and to get a pair it is going to cost you a staggering $4,036. But then again most of the instruments are expensive but the experience Mi.Mu provides cannot be monetized, not to mention for ultimate music lovers no cost is too much for their instruments.