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Air Guitar Shirt

fitz

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Someone has apparently made a shirt that will actually play music when you rock out with your air guitar..
It's called the WIS - the Wearable Instrument Shirt - and it is tipped to make the air guitar as obsolete as the horse and cart.


Scientists at the CSIRO's Textile and Fibre Technology division in Geelong have woven electronic sensors into a T-shirt so that it can be played liked a real guitar.


Movements by the wearer's arms are mapped and beamed by radio to a computer which interprets them and turns them into musical notes.
The wearer only has to act out playing the instrument to make sounds.
"The left arm chooses a note and the right arm plays it," said Richard Helmer, a CSIRO chemical engineer who led the project. The arrangement can be reversed for left-handed musicians.


"You can play with yours hands above your head," said Dr Helmer. "You can turn around and jump. Whatever you like."


Exactly when the WIS could be on the market is not certain, but the CSIRO has already taken out patents and Dr Helmer has started work on a business plan for its commercialisation.
 

falconguard

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Well that takes all the fun out of air guitar....because on my air guitar, I'm better than Joe Walsh and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 

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