Electronic drum pad made of smart fabric creates unique, accurate drumming experience.
David Savastano, Editor09.28.16
Smart fabrics are finding opportunities in a wide range of markets, including wearables, health, sports and automotive applications. BeBop Sensors’ smart fabric sensors are finding a home in these fields, as well as in musical applications.
Recently, BeBop Sensors introduced BopPad, in conjunction with Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) musical instrument company. Keith McMillen, who is BeBop Sensor’s founder and CEO, has a love for music, and he sees smart fabrics as a way to enhance the experience.
“All musical instruments are essentially sensors with forms of acoustic processing attached,” McMillen said. “BeBop is a natural step for KMI, where we have diligently tuned fabrics, geometries, and production processes allowing us to ship over two million sensors to some of the most demanding musicians in the world.”
BopPad incorporates a 10” circular smart fabric sensor, divided into multiple zones, and can be used for an
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