Express your intention through art
The Music Glove project uses the Humi Pro-Glove to control music applications. It allows the user to intuitively change any musical parameter with hand gestures. Examples include affecting the tone of a bassline by moving one’s hand up and down, or triggering different notes by moving one’s finger. Combining the Humi Pro-Glove’s highly accurate data output with the company’s proprietary software, users of the Music Glove can express artistic intentions beyond the scope of any traditional instrument.
The project started in the summer of 2018 as an independent branch of Arveng Technologies. A small team was assembled and put to work on the project without restraints. The goal was to explore the possibilities of the glove beyond industrial applications. A week after the first meeting, the team enabled the Pro-Glove’s little finger to control a dubstep bass sound. At this point, development sessions became more frequent as inspiration kept rising within the team. At the time of writing, The Music Glove project has created stable software which allows every 18 sensors of the Glove to be mapped to any parameter within Ableton Live, the industry standard software for electronic music performance. This way it gives huge advantage in music creation by providing the user the possibility to control 18 different parameters at the time, in contrast with 2 parameters at traditional DJ-sets.
The team behind the Music Glove project are now working on new artistic applications for the glove. A few months ago they managed to control simple animations, a proof of concept that the glove can be used to intuitively control visuals. Ultimately, the team wants to be able to interact with real time 3D and VR before the end of 2019.