‘Roots’ and toots: Ethereal sounds emanate from the world’s first ‘piano’ made from plants

December 17, 2020

A Spanish biotech startup called Bioo has launched the world’s first “piano” that’s made from living plants. The remarkable instrument uses flora as biological antennas, capable of perceiving changes in frequency when they are touched, The Good News Network reports.

This change in frequency is translated into a voltage, which is conducted by the plants—which, it turns out, are natural conductors of electricity. The voltage is transformed into sound and activates the input of current from the electrical network into the circuit, giving rise to a magical show of light and music.

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Bioo founder and CEO Pablo Vidarte.”Multiple studies show that engaging with plants has a positive impact on humans from an emotional and psychological perspective.

“We aim to create a global consciousness of nature that helps lead the way to a greener future. That’s why we’re so enthusiastic about leveraging our technology that allows us to transform plants into biological switches, to create an amazing experience.”

The ‘green piano’ was launched in August in Spain’s Ibiza Biotechnological Botanical, Europe’s only biotechnology botanical center.

To hear the “piano” play, go to the Bioo website.

Research contact: @goodnewsnetwork

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