NINE NEWS – Tigerair Airbus Simulator
The sky is the limit? Jessica decided to test this theory by taking the controls of a Tiger Airbus simulator under the guidance of Deb Lawrie.
SBS Insight – Game Changers
28th February 2017
It only takes one person to change the game for everyone else, but what does it take for them? Biomedical engineer, inventor and futurist Dr Jordan Nguyen is changing the game with technology targeted at improving the lives of people with disabilities. He developed a device that allows Jess Irwin, who has severe cerebral palsy, to play music controlled by her eye movements.
TEDxSydneySalon – Jess Irwin
15th February 2017
From a wooden alphabet board to the iPad – photographer, graphic and web designer, Jessica Irwin speaks about the role of technology in her creative life. Born with a high level of cerebral palsy, Jessica’s chance meeting with biomedical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen led to her realising one of her dreams – to perform music live on stage.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
If the human interest tends to overwhelm the science at times, it’d be churlish to complain – this is a cracking yarn. Young, super-photogenic biomedical engineer Dr Jordon Nguyen has decided to help out his mate, Riley – an equally photogenic 13-year-old from the NSW north coast with severe cerebral palsy…
“Technology is my life. Without it, I am stuffed,” said Jessica Irwin in a segment on the ABC’s 7:30 Report that aired last week. Born with cerebral palsy, Irwin is a professional photographer, but on Saturday night she realised her dream of playing music. Thanks to technology developed by biomedical engineer Jordan Nguyen, she made her debut performance at the Sydney Opera House. “Being able to play music using Jordan’s creation is amazing, a dream come true,” she said.
SOUNDS LIKE SYDNEY
The APQ is the Ensemble in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney. As such they are surrounded by new technological developments. The focus of this concert was a new work, Whispering Pectoriloquy, which is a collaboration between the APQ’s violinist Rebecca Chan (who is also a medical doctor) and Dr. Jordan Nguyen, a TV presenter and biomedical engineer…
ABC 7:30pm REPORT
14 July 2016
In July 2016, Psykinetic worked alongside the Australia Piano Quartet (APQ) to produce a performance never seen before.
Growing up, Jess Irwin, who lives with high level Cerebral Palsy, was never able to play music due to her disability.
However, now, with a specially custom designed device developed by Psykinetic she was able to perform with the APQ at the Sydney Opera House and University of Technology, Sydney.
The music device uses software playing off Jess’s computer and an eye tracking camera. Jess simply needs to look at the desired key on the screen until it lights up and blink to select it . Each key has a pre-recorded note or string of sounds (from either a piano, violin, etc.), and Jess has the ability to loop notes.
Becoming Superhuman on ABC SuperCatalyst (Two Episodes)
Young, super-photogenic biomedical engineer Dr Jordon Nguyen has decided to help out his mate, Riley – an equally photogenic 13-year-old from the NSW north coast with severe cerebral palsy. As well as the feel-good there’s fascinating science here, as Jordan figures out a way for Riley to turn on the TV (among other things) using only his eyes.