GripBeats are an innovative electronic device that are capable of transforming your hands into musical instruments. The versatile wearable music technology has been created by a team based in Denmark specifically for music-making and user development. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about how GripBeats can transform your hands into musical instruments. Earlybird pledges are available from $99 or roughly £77 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime around May 2020.
“At GripBeats we wanted to make something versatile and that meant not needing to have to continuously put it back and take it out of your bag every time you wanted to use it. The rotational strap design allows you to wear GripBeats as a standalone bracelet, otherwise called ‘Wrist Mode’. When extended to fit around the palm of your hand in a double loop fashion, ‘Grip Mode’, GripBeats allows the full interactivity and sensitivity of your fingers’ and palms’ touch as well as your wrists’ motion. Finally, ‘Surface Mode’ is your traditional piano or drum pad layout that allows you to play flat out on any surface. A fourth option allows you to use GripBeats however you want! “
Features of the Gripbeats include the ability to :
– Create music in any style, sound or instrument with a device that connects to your smart device or computer wirelessly over Bluetooth.
– Use GripBeats in multiple ways; as an extended controller for each hand, the wrist, or even on a flat surface.
– Our patent-pending adaptable multi-instrument design makes use of 3-dimensional space, acceleration, and direction for making music.
– Make use of your hands’ motion and touch controls with over 100s of apps like Garageband or Ableton using BLE MIDI (100% wireless).
– The GripBeats App (iOS/Android) allows growing gestures-to-music configurations and lessons on how to play music virtually, through movement.
– Design new instruments and configurations for making music in your own way as well as with over a dozen preconfigured modes in the GripBeats App.
– A collaboration of designers and engineers by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music in London and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.