04 Apr / The evolution of music production has just taken a huge leap forward thanks to this woman. She’s not your average symphony conductor
“These beautiful gloves help me gesturally interact with my computer,” says Heap, explaining how the wearable technology allows her to perform without having to interact with keyboards or control panels. Pushing buttons and twiddling dials “is not very exciting for me or the audience,” she says. “Now I can make music on the move, in the flow and more humanly, [and] more naturally engage with my computer software and technology.” Each gesture-control glove contains a wifi-enabled x-IMU board developed by x-IO Technologies containing an accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope. These work together with a series of motion sensors incorporated into the fingers of each glove that track the degree of bend and the spread of the fingers. The gloves can also understand postures such as an open palm, a finger-point or a closed fist.
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