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T-Shirt Turns Air Guitar Riffs Into Actual Sounds: The World Weeps

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Odds are that everyone has rocked out to the sweet sounds of an air guitar on at least one occasion and now scientists have invented a t-shirt that transforms your air riffs into real ones. The t-shirt interprets the movements of the wearer's arms (one picks and the other creates cords) and wirelessly sends the information to a nearby computer that then interprets the riffs. In the end, the sweet sounds of your killer rendition of "Sunshine of Your Love" fill the air.


The scientists who developed the t-shirt said that the technology could be adapted to other, more useful functions, like improving coordination or asking out girls. What the world needs now is a device to allow for air blogging: that's where the money's at.

Every wanna-be rocker's fantasy comes true [CSIRO via Yahoo!/AP]

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I don't think the picture has anything to do with the air guitar T-shirt the note is talking about, or?

In any case, how does it sense where on the guitar neck you are playing? I play guitar, so I'm aware what precision is needed, and what precision ... and talent ... I don't have).

Motion capture would make more sense. Why hasn't there come any game console that can interpret motion capture via a camera? Because an M.C. suit looks too silly? Potentially there's no need for a special M.C. suit even for movies.