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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BCMI: Brain-Computer-Music Interface

This Mind-Reading Tech Helped a Paralyzed Violinist Control a Live Orchestra (+Video)

Andy Boxall | February 9, 2016

Back in 1988, when she was a rising star in the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Rosemary Johnson was in a terrible car accident that left her in a coma for seven months, and a head injury caused brain damage that left her unable to speak or move. Her ability to make music was suddenly gone.
After 27 years with the belief she would never be able to do so again, violinist Rosemary Johnson has made music, thanks to an incredible piece of technology called a brain computer music interface, or BCMI, developed by a team of doctors and researchers at Plymouth University in the U.K.

The new system, designed at UK's Plymouth University fuses tech and music allowing people to compose melodies using their eyes. The brain computer music interface (BCMI) uses electrodes plugged into the back of the head.
<more at; related links: (Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology. osemary Johnson had made music for the first time since suffering a devastating car crash in her 20s. February 7, 20a6) and (This brain hat helps the paralyzed make music. January 5, 2015)>

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