Playing certain musical instruments is something seemingly out of reach for many people with disabilities. However, the revolutionary technology dubbed “Eye Play The Piano” is changing that.
Made in Japan, the ‘virtual reality’ device tracks eye movements to trigger the notes on a piano, allowing those with special needs to play the piano without the use of the hands or arms but simply through the use of sight using the eye tracking head mount device, FOVE.
Fove recently launched a JustGiving fundraising campaign to raise about 1.5 million yen (about $12,800) to distribute the device to dozens of special needs schools in Japan.
“The idea of expression coming only from the actions of the human eyes does not only apply to playing the piano but also believe that this technology can open up new possibilities to all humans,” Fove’s chief executive, Yuka Kojima, said on the JustGiving page.
As the quote goes, “Music is what feeling sounds like.” If that’s true, then this boy has something beautiful inside of his heart.
Learn more about “Eye Play The Piano” on the company’s website.