T-shirt turns air guitar into music

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  1. Black Omen

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061113/ap_on_fe_st/air_guitar

    CANBERRA, Australia - Scientists announced Monday that they have developed a high-tech T-shirt that turns the strumming of an air guitar into music.



    The T-shirt has motion sensors built into its elbows that pick up the wearer's arm motions and relay them wirelessly to a computer which interprets them as guitar riffs, said Richard Helmer, an engineer who leads the research team from the government's Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

    One arm is interpreted as picking chords while the other strums. The "wearable instrument shirt" is adaptable to both right and left-handed would-be rock stars.

    "It's an easy-to-use, virtual instrument that allows real-time music making even by players without significant musical or computing skills," Helmer said in a statement.

    "It allows you to jump around and the sound generated is just like an original MP3," he added, referring to the digital audio file format.

    The shift is a collaboration between CSIRO researchers in computing, chemistry, electronics, music composition and textile manufacture.

    Helmer said sensors could be used in the future to reproduce a person in the virtual world so they could get feedback on their actions and improve their sporting techniques.

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    I can play for real this time...I swear!!:music 

    Should've waited to buy my BC Rich Warlock
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    excellent! /bill and ted
     
  3. Blunticon

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    Man I love the future. To bad I play real guitar.
     
  4. RandomFerret

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    Hey, I play too. But I can't wear a six-string under my jacket. I am PUMPED for this.
     
  5. Greyryder

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    New technology for the one thing nobody can ever take from you. Your air guitar. Cool!
     
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    Nice! Now I can put power riff accents into my everyday conversations!
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hopefully theyll follow up this with a working keyboard sleeve shirt, like that sha na na guy.
     
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    Oh damn dude. I'll finally be able to play my own intro music when I come to meetings at work.
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    My dream of having my own theme music play (like baseball players or pro wrestlers) is finally coming true.

    -Tony!
     
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    Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan would most awesomely approve
     
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    Now I'm wondering if it'll be pure pitch bending like a theremin, or if it will slide in between common chords as you move your hand up the air neck.

    Because, really, either would be awesome. I could get a lot of use out of a wearable theremin.
     

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