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May 22, 2015

Strange But True!

Q. There are pieces of clothing that have musical dimensions: Put one on and soon you'll be playing “Amazing Grace.” How did you learn piano so fast?

A. You put on the Mobile Music Touch glove, rather humdrum looking with fingers cut away like a cyclist's or weightlifter's, and next thing you know the glove's five tiny vibrators wired to a microcontroller on the back of the glove are signaling to you which fingers you should be “playing” and in which exact sequence, says Ariel Bleicher in IEEE Spectrum magazine. These are “wearable computers,” with the motors vibrating across your fingers in a special pre-programmed pattern: buzz... middle finger... buzz... ring finger... buzz... buzz....

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