Instruments of Things has announced SOMI-1, wearables that measure movement and transform it into sound

SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that provides performers, musicians and creators the opportunity of making music via movements. It consists of Bluetooth motion sensors, a receiver hub and a smartphone app (as possible sound source). The sensors can be worn as wearables on the wrists and ankles, turning the user into an instrument.

The SOMI-1 motion sensors measure movements and accelerations in different directions and transform them into sound in real-time. The motion data of the SOMI-1 sensors is received wirelessly via Bluetooth 5 by the SOMI-1 hub, that connects to your sound source via USB or TRS-MIDI (e.g. your phone).

SOMI-1 can be used as a common MIDI controller with compatible software or hardware.

The SOMI-1 is offered in kits of two to six sensors on Kickstarter, with the campaign having launched on the 19th September. Instrument of Things has set the funding goal for the SOMI-1 campaign at €50,000. The lowest tier package that includes a full kit is set at €379, which is 43% off the retail price of €669.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.