As part of their Sonic Motion Project, Sony has developed a wristband equipped with microphones and sensors that captures data on the angle, acceleration, and rotation of an arm or leg’s movement, that turns the user’s limbs into musical instruments.
Sony has tested the motion sonic wristband in various situations ranging from a simple air guitar motion to a choreographed routine performed by a full dance troupe. The wristband itself does not produce any sound but instead streams the audio through external speakers.
Sony’s motion sonic wristband is a fresh concept that could potentially help pave the way for other wearable devices and accessories that go beyond the realm of fashion and fitness. Though a consumer release isn’t anticipated, the wristband is currently being showcased at this year’s SXSW.