Drum gloves

drum-glovesWe have seen our share on interactive gloves ranging from ‘just’ lighting up’ to the control of the virtual world on the computer. Gloves seems to be a prime target when it comes to electrify our wardrobe.

The Drum Glove System designed by Arnoud den Besten, Kristo de Pooter, Sam Vesters and Thomas Letermea, a group of students at the Artesis University College in Antwerp, setting the functionality level very high in the musical glove design concept category.

Drumming with your finger tips on the table is getting a complete different meaning and acoustic when you wear a pair for these Drum Gloves.

The Drum Glove system is a design concept study which envisions to have a full drum kit at your finger tips, controlled by the electronic in the backpack which also contains speakers and audio processing.

The team also imagines to enable multiple users to combine their (finger tip) drumming creating an out of this world drummer experience.

To demonstrate the how the Drum gloves could/will work the team made a video hammering away with their finger tips on a table top – impressive.

Sadly most of these cool design concepts never make it to the stores so if you really like that you might need to walk down the DIY lane.

[via: Designboom]


  1. its all nice & exciting & I don’t want to sound harsh but from the first moment I saw the video I was a bit disappointed to see that once again there wasn’t enough understanding of the capabilities/tendencies of the “body”. And even if there were some research put, i have doubts that they were actually applied or reflected upon. I mean come on, this design suggests individual control of fingers and honestly unless you are a practiced pianist or I dont know, a 10 finger typer, it is very very hard to control fingers separately “and” precisely. No need to mention the fact that the ring finger is “locked” to the pinky due to the lack of independent extensor muscle & that makes it even harder to control. and on top of this, this product is demonstrated as designed for “drumming”.. I’m sorry to say but as a musician I can say that this design is quite counter intuitive. due to the finger-use approach.. had it been palms or different sections of fingers/hands and the idea of “grasping” as well as “hitting my comments would have been different. one could argue of course that “it requires practice as any other instrument” but unfortunately I am not as much moved anymore by these “tech driven” designs, for they seem to disregard the whole embodiment & music/musicianship relationship. kind regards

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