Friday, November 25, 2011

Violinist with disabilities debuts Virtual Music Instrument

A new Virtual Music Instrument was set to debut in Montreal recently as violinist Eric Wan, who is paralyzed from the neck down, was to play on stage with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. The high-tech VMI is an advanced software program Wan developed as a graduate student in engineering. It translates physical movement into sound through a webcam with head movements triggering pre-recorded sounds and notes.

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