Instruments of Things has launched a Kickstarter project for the SOMI-1, a highly precise sensor technology that provides performers, musicians and creators the opportunity of making music via movements.
The system 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). The sound can either be generated via the SOMI-1 smartphone app, which offers several different sound presets, or by any instrument or music software that is compatible with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).
- 8 different movement parameters per sensor.
- Smartphone app as sound source.
- Connectivity to music software & hardware as sound source.
- Hub with MIDI interface (USB & TRS).
- Wireless via Bluetooth® 5.
- Up to 6 sensors simultaneously.
- Range up to 50 meters (164 feet).
- Low latency under 10ms.
SOMI-1 is offered in kits of two to six sensors, with early bird pricing available on the Kickstart project page.
More information: Instruments of Things