An interactive exhibition of Wave by Genki Instruments, the recipients of the 2019 Icelandic Design Awards.
See the process go from duct tape wires on the back of a hand, endless sketches and 3D prints into a premium hardware product being mass produced and shipped to artists all over the world.
An interactive exhibition of Wave, the ring that lets you control sound with motion. Immerse yourself in the development process, experience how it’s being used today and get a glimpse of future use cases.
Genki Instruments is a startup which strives to make technology feel natural.
Technology is constantly creeping into more and more aspects of our everyday life and it gives us the power to do so much. However, that same power is starting to control us and dictate how we create, communicate and even think at times.
The team behind Genki Instruments believes that people should never have to change the way they express themselves in order to fit the devices around them. Technology needs to be able to understand the nuances of human expression.
That is why Genki Instruments is redesigning the way we interact with technology and giving us the power to control it with one of the most fundamental communication methods we have – our hands.
**Wave by Genki Instruments**
Genki Instruments’ first product is the wearable ring, Wave. It allows musicians to easily shape sound, control effect and send commands using intuitive gestures. Iceland’s vibrant music scene has influenced the design and direction of Wave from day one. As a consequence the process has been user centered since the beginning.
With the help of local agents and authorities, such as the Technology Development Fund, Iceland’s Design Fund, Startup Reykjavik and local angel investors, Genki Instruments could realize Wave from a concept to a commercial product.
During the exhibition, attendees will get an insight into the journey behind developing innovative technology and commercially releasing a product. See the process go from duct tape wires on the back of a hand, endless sketches and 3D prints into a mass produced, premium hardware product used by artists all over the world.
The underlying technology and design behind Wave has already been used in various fields unrelated to music. Ranging from virtual and augmented reality, inside the smart home to assisting the mobility impaired. The future is full of possibilities and Genki Instruments invites you to stop by, try Wave out and mold the future with them.