The Body Motion Music Machine. Take one ‘high quality digital camera’, throw in some motion tracking software and a software synthesizer and you’ve got a fun way to exhaust the kids this Xmas. Just make ‘em stand in front of the thing a-bobbin’ an’ a-weavin’ for an hour or two, and they should just about be ready for bed. $129.95.
Built into a colorful piano-designed stand, the camera tracks body motion in real time, converting each arm wave, leg kick, and head bob into notes and chords with over 100 simulated instruments, teaching rhythm, tempo, and music appreciation to even the youngest concert novice. Includes a camera, software package, and helpful users guide.