Watch Quartet of Paralyzed Musicians Play Music With Only Their Minds

Submitted by Jose Torres-Vega on November 7, 2016 - 4:56pm
Media Outlet: 
Good News Network
Coverage URL: 
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-quartet-paralyzed-musicians-play-music-minds/
Coverage Date: 
10/31/2016

In order to play complex pieces on stringed instruments, musicians need amazing dexterity to maneuver the different notes.

Thanks to a special interface system, however, this group of musicians can play instruments with only their minds.

 

 

The Paramusical Ensemble is a group of four artists with intensely damaged motor control skills. The quartet wears rubber caps made up of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing systems with electrodes that can detect the user’s brain waves. A computer screen is set up in front of the musicians that displays different samples of music – with the help of the caps, all the players have to do is look at the tune that they would like to play.

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