Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen’s promised 13 year-old Riley Saban, who lives with severe cerebral palsy that he will invent a device to help Riley achieve the impossible, with cutting-edge technology.
Jordan’s aim is for Riley to have ‘telekinetic control’ – the ability to independently take control of the technology in his environment using only his eyes – through a headband that will respond to Riley’s eye movements.
Senses and Sensibilities
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.