Incredible Video Shows How A Boy With Disabilities Played A Piano With Just His Eyes

For some individuals with physical disabilities, playing the piano is an impossible challenge. But a new virtual reality device out of Japan may allow some people with special needs to play the instrument using only their eyes.

Dubbed “Eye Play The Piano,” the device works by tracking eye movements to trigger the notes. The device is a collaboration between the University of Tsukuba’s Special Needs Education School for the Physically Challenged and Fove, a Japanese virtual reality headset manufacturer.

According to The Guardian, the device made its public debut in December when a child with disabilities used it to play the piano at a Christmas concert held at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. In video of the event (above), watch as the child — a student at the university’s special needs school — blinks his eyes to set off the desired notes, playing a song as other students sang along.

The product’s website describes how the product works:

The arrangement of the standard keyboard, which is designed to be played by hand has been reassembled to an interface which can be played by “sight.” A very rich and varied musical —> Read More Here


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