Second Skin Synth is a music / MIDI glove controller. Now Imogen Heap, rather famously, has been here and done it before with her mi.mu glove. But, that doesn’t mean there’s no room at the inn for more glove controllers. It would be like saying “well, Novation or M-Audio have made a keyboard MIDI controller, so we don’t need any more keyboard interfaces, thank you...”
According to Hackaday, musician [push_reset] wanted to make a wearable, gesture-based controller… and thanks to her textiles background she designed most everything from the conductive fabric, resistive paint and 3D printed parts.
There’s sensors on the fingertips and touch strips along backs of the gloves and There’s actuators using potentiometers for each knuckle too. All this is powered by Microsoft’s Edison chip which she tells us is where you store the samples. And all is this results in a rather nifty way of controlling and performing music.
Here’s more details on how it works: