‘Eyeharp’ gaze-control software allows people with disabilities to play music

With only the shift of her eyes across a computer screen, the 21-year-old fills the air with harp music. The student with cerebral palsy, who cannot use her hands or speak, is playing the “Eyeharp”, gaze-controlled digital software which allows people with disabilities to play music, something she had never thought possible. A computer scientist and musician, Vamvakousis was inspired to create the program after a musician friend was hurt in a motorcycle accident shortly before they were to play a concert together. “At the beginning it was not clear whether he would be able to move his arms, his hands, and play music again,” said Vamvakousis of his friend, who played the Cretan lyra. “Without doing it digitally this would never be possible to play music in real time,” Vamvakousis said.

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