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Pioneering wireless gloves which transform hand movements into music are being made available to the public following 10 years of painstaking development by scientists. The Mi.MU gloves use a range of sensors to translate gestures into sounds, meaning simple movements can lead to complex musical compositions. They can be preordered on the official website after nearly a decade of work by Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap and a team of computer scientists.

General sale will begin on July 1 and fans can expect to pay £2,500 for the pair, or £1,250 each – "about the cost of a high-end piece of music gear," according to Mi.Mu managing director Adam Stark. Heap founded the MI.MU project in 2010 and first performed with the gloves in 2012 (Fiona Garden) The gloves use finger, hand and arm movements to create sounds and effects, allowing artists to create music in a more "human" way.

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