The idea is to create new musical instruments for people with limited mobility.
links: some of these are kinda random...just 'linkstorming' I guess...
- Adaptive Use
- Assistive Technology, 'Giving Voice, Movement, and Independence to the Physically Challenged'
- Computer-based musical instruments for disabled performers
- Patent for adapted keyboard
- Patent for instrument generating acoustic or visual effects by human body actions.
- EAMIR, the Electro-Acoustic Musical Interaction Room (not much info online, but I know this guy and plan to get some info from him)
- Disabled Musicians use Music Technology to Perform Software Instruments with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Big Band
- alternative controllers discussion
- Drum Gum
references from kind CCRMA folk
- Frank Wilson - neurosurgeon at Stanford who dealt extensively with musicians who had health/mobility issues that forced them to stop playing.
His book, The Hand, which deals more with the idea that the development of the human hand had a much stronger impact on the evolution of the brain and language than we previously thought. -From Michael Gurevich
- Ronal Ford Myspace Turning wheelchair into a musical controller. Might be interesting to talk to. -From Luke Dahl.
- Aphasia Perry Cook possibly related Princeton project. -From Ge Wang.
- The Drum Gum the drum gum is supposed to make it possible for one-legged drummers to open and
close a hi-hat. -From Ed Berdahl
- Haptic Drumstick The haptic drumstick makes it easy to play drum rolls single-handedly, so it would be
helpful for drummers who have lost one arm. -From Ed Berdahl
(Hayden, can you add the guy you were talking about here...I can't remember his name.)
- Jason Becker, guitarist for the David Lee Roth Band
- Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard
- Curtis Mayfield
- Derek Bailey, avant-garde guitarist
- Directory of musicians with disabilities