FUTURE GUITAR: Air Guitar Anywhere... or Another Silly Gadget?


If you've ever caught yourself shredding on air guitar, we've got some news for you: The art of imaginary jamming might be getting a whole lot fancier — and maybe even a little less silly.

Designer Eugene Wang has developed a concept for a wearable device that allows you to practice your instrument on the go.

Using motion technology, (in the style of Leap and Myo), Wang's proposed Guitar Soundbrace would have the power to transform your arms and fingers into instruments!

To get set up, musicians would first calibrate the sensor-packed bangles by playing an actual guitar, (with the Soundbrace attached), to determine baseline measurements for different chords. That way, when you jam sans guitar, the bracelets would be able to measure distance to determine where your hands are on the "fretboard."

You'd also be able to — for better or for worse — hear what you're playing, as the Soundbrace has been designed to come equipped with a headphone jack.

At present time however, Soundbrace doesn't yet exist outside of computer renderings, but what do you think? If it hit the market, would you buy it? Or does it taint the art of the air guitar?

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