A new ring allows keyboard players to change notes with just a gesture
Hardly just an accessory, a ring showcased at this year’s CES convention enables MIDI keyboard players to alter the vibrato and the intensity of notes with a movement as slight as a wave of one’s hand.
Touted as “the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies,” the 2018 CES gathering descended upon Las Vegas from January 8–12, where inventors presented their latest tech innovations in the interest of introducing the products to a “global marketplace.”
Conceived by a French design team named Enhancia, the ring relies on nine sensors embedded in the body of the ring. These sensors register the wearer’s gestures, and transmit the signals to a hub that the user plugs into his keyboard. Although outfitted in a wired design at CES, the ring will feature a completely wireless design upon its official release. Enhancia anticipates that they will likely appear on Kickstarter by the month of March in what some are taking as an indicator that the Enhancia group has yet to assign a price to the product.
H/T: Tech Crunch