Your body is the controller

Sound-suit is a wearable synthesizer controller.


Sensors are strapped onto your elbows, wrists, and fingers. They translate your gestures into sounds which can then be manipulated and bent into new sound-shapes.


By Michael Trelford Una.

Quicktime video.

Images courtesy of the artist.

UPDATE: Davee wrote me that “in the late 80’s Tod Machover at the MIT media lab combined a hand/wrist sensor in the same way to control MIDI settings. He even strapped the device to Yo Yo Ma I think for a performance.

The company that made the device (EXOS) no longer exists, it was bought by microsoft for what eventually became their force feedback joystick products.”

Picture of Tod Machover with a wrist sensor (right hand) and finger sensors (left).