Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology

July 20 – August 30, 2017 | A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Mi.Mu Gloves

Imogen Heap

Mi.Mu gloves are musical instruments and wearable technology. Musician and artist Imogen Heap and a team of innovators created them to produce and manipulate sound by gesture using a computer interface. In 2015, the first users of the gloves included musician Kris Halpin of Drake Music. Drake Music is the leading British organization working in music, disability, and technology.

“This is the first thing that you could call accessible technology that has a degree of virtuosity to it … With the gloves, you can do something quite simple and make a really impressive sound; but there’s room to get deeper, and there’s room to learn it as well as an instrument, and there feels like a skill level, like a real instrument has.” Kris Halpin from the video “The Gloves Are On”

Mi.Mu Gloves Website Kris Halpin Website
A man wearing the Mi.Mu Gloves points upwards with his index finger.