MIDI Glove

Oren Shoham

A wearable, wireless MIDI controller that turns finger tapping into electronic music.


This is a wearable MIDI controller glove that uses force sensors embedded in the fingertips to generate notes when the user taps their fingers. It's a portable tool for prototyping musical ideas, to be used with a digital audio workstation or an audio app on your phone.

The glove is battery powered and sends MIDI data wirelessly over Bluetooth to a computer or a smartphone. Each fingertip of the glove also has an LED that indicates when the corresponding note is being played.

I often tap out drum beats on my fingers when I'm bored or distracted, and I liked the idea of turning that idle behavior into music.


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