Soundwave are a pair of gloves that work your computer as a midi controller. It allows the user to create music and sounds with their hands. Soundwave and its technology takes inspiration from a film called, The Dancer, which was made back in 2000. It is about an inventor who both likes and is inspired by a female dancer who is mute. So he then creates a system that allows the woman to create music and sound by dancing with multiple movement capture devices on her body.
Inside each glove, Soundwave uses an Arduino Lilypad an xBee module, an accelerometer and a bend sensor each finger. The user can bang, hit, tap, wave or bend their fingers to create music. The data captured from the sensors are then sent to your computer wirelessly via Bluetooth where the information is turned into musical notes and sound samples.
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