Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Scientist TV

Best videos of 2011: Zap your arm to learn guitar

At number six, see how a hand-hacking contraption can zap your fingers into the correct position to play an instrument.
Wannabe musicians can get on the fast track to becoming virtuosic string players with a new device. By stimulating muscles in the forearm with electrodes, PossessedHand sets your hand up for the correct fingering. Pads also flex joints in each finger to produce two different wrist movements.
To find out more about the technology, read our original article, Hand-hacking lets you pluck strings like a musical pro.
If you liked this video, watch a paralysed man control a robotic arm with his mind.

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