Takara Tomy has introduced the Ningen Gakki, a new toy which ‘turns the human body into a musical instrument’.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Up to four people can play together, by holding the silver parts. When the players touch each other’s skin, sounds are created.
The way this works is: When any two of the four electrodes touch, it creates a sound. The current is conducted through the players’ bodies.
The console determines where the four electrodes are in contact, and creates a different tone depending on the position.
A different tone for each position! Try them all!
Ningen Gakki is expected to be available in June 2011 for 3,200 yen (about US $40).