For many music lovers, percussionists and electronic enthusiasts, actually being able to feel a drum line pulse through your body is a highly desired feeling, but designer and creative thinker Wesley Chow is reversing this pleasurable feeling with his 'Drop the Beat' electronic drum set that sees the drummer actually using their own body to make a beat.
Chow's electronic drum set is a wearable apparatus that revolutionizes the usually restrained stage presence of an average drummer. The 'Drop the Beat' device connects to a computer and because it's meant to be strapped to the user's actual body, a drummer can now slap away at embedded sensors to form a catchy beat.
Traditionally, a band's drummer is the most stationary member of the group because of the often temperamental instrument that they play. But with devices like Chow's vest-like electronic drum machine, it's quite possible that this design might help new age drummers to steal the show.