piano gloves
piano gloves
may 27, 2010

piano gloves

piano gloves is a prototype design by scott garner that enables users to play a full size piano without any piano present. the design is composed of two digitally enhanced gloves that use arduino and processing to track the player’s movements and create the corresponding piano notes. the user puts on the gloves and then plays the piano on any flat surface, such as a desk or table. the gloves are spatially aware and can know what notes the user is intending to play. the gloves are in the early stages of development and garner says he has ‘a lot of ideas for new features on both the software and hardware side of things.’


piano gloves

piano gloves

  • Very cumbersome at this point, but very cool concept. Getting them to a point that a pianist could make great music with them will be the trick, but will be an awesome achievement. Good luck

  • Buttons on gloves – dissappointing. It needs some kind of space sensing device so that you have an imaginary keyboard on which invisible keys can be played by any fingers at any time. This idea is so basic I wouldn’t have loaded it up for all to view at this early stage.

    Dr. Design
  • Awesome – going wireless will be super cool! Keep up the good work.

    Casey Chen
  • Nice idea for future development you may want to also consider making a wider button pat or moving the buttons to the pads of the fingers so it could play more like a piano instead of you having to basically poke whatever it is you are playing on.

  • is it just me or is this guy hot?

  • an easy controller that wouldnt limit the use of both hands would be to put buttons on your feet, say on the toe and the heel, so thats 4 buttons right there

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  • this looks fricking AWESOME

  • Wicked sweet idea to be honest.
    Good use of your time.
    Seems like after some tuning they’d be pretty intuitive to use.

    Would be very interested in seeing the final product, keep at it!

  • this isnt too good of an idea to be honest
    its a waste of your time
    they also seem difficult to use

    Paul R

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