At the 2018 NAMM Show, Enhancia is introducing Oria – a ‘connected ring’, designed to add expressive control to your keyboard playing.
Here’s what they have to say about the Oria:
The connected ring is capable of controlling musical effects through predefined movements of the hand. Thus, while using a keyboard, the musician can freely add different variations to the notes played by a simple movement of the hand.
For instance, keyboardist can add a vibrato by wavering the hand.
Thanks to nine integrated sensors and real-time gesture recognition algorithm, a motion library especially designed to complement keyboards was developed.
The ring comes with a hub which could be connected to a computer or directly to a keyboard. The signal recorded by the sensors is sent to the hub through a proprietary wireless protocol optimized for low latency. The overall system is a patented technology.
Here’s an example of a performance, using the Oria to add expression:
Enhancia plans to fund production of the Oria through a Kickstarter campaign in March 2018, with delivery planned for late 2018. See the company’s site for details.