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The Air Guitar Gets a Boost

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The Air Guitar Gets a Boost

The Air Guitar Gets a Boost

The Air Guitar Gets a Boost

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A new piece of electronically enabled clothing allows users to make real music while playing the air guitar.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Today's last word is about a t-shirt that could change the future of air guitar.

(Soundbite of music)

MONTAGNE: That's Australian scientist Richard Helmer(ph). He's rocking out on the wearable instrument shirt. That's a t-shirt equipped with sensors in the elbows and sleeves that pick up the guitarists' movements and transmits them to a computer. It allows a player to create actual music as he strums the air.

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