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Wearable Tech: Innovations in producing beats and sounds

From drum machines to musical hats, we bring you the best wearable tech that helps you make awesome music.
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Wearable Tech:  Innovations in beats and sounds ZDNet
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iRing

iRing is a touchless motion controller for iPhone, iPad and your music apps. It uses image recognition and gestures that allow you to control app parameters without touching your device.

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2 of 7 Woojer

Woojer

Woojer is a tactile device that enables you to literally feel the music you are playing. Place the Woojer onto your clothing and attach the chest magnet – or place two Woojers across the body for an immersive music experience. Lower frequency vibrations travel through the skeleton and nerve system to the brain. The brain thinks it has been exposed to high acoustic energy.

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GoGlove

GoGlove lets you interact with your mobile device without any distraction. Sensors on the fingertips and a magnet on the thumb enable you to remotely control your phones features. You can customise which functions you want to control any music app on your phone without touching the phone itself.

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4 of 7 Drumpants

Drumpants

Drumpants are a wearable drum machine with footpads that slip inside your shoes. The drumpants enables you to make beats by tapping your body. The velocity sensitive wearable MIDI triggers connect wirelessly to your device or by USB. The control knob selects between over 150 built in sounds and over 300 music apps in the Apple store.

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5 of 7 Soundbrenner

Soundbrenner

The Soundbrenner is a wearable device which can be used as a vibrational metronome. The device vibrates to help you feel the beat, and improve your sound. You can control the beats through a smartphone app available from iTunes or Google Play.

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Chromehatic

The Chromehatic is a cap with a MIDI controller that allows the wearer to control sound through movement, voice and touch.

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BioSynth

BioSynth is a custom headband that translates EEG brainwaves and heartbeats into music. The glove uses infra-red to sense pulses from the finger. Both are translated to MIDI to create a new musical context.

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