Saturday, December 10, 2011

Quadriplegic Playing Virtual Violin

Before acquiring quadriplegia, I played classical guitar. It's probably the number one thing I miss doing. So I was fascinated when I saw this video. What a wonderful thing to be able to do again!


Roia said...

What a wonderful gadget! Thanks for sharing the video. I wonder if it's possible to re-create a classical guitar in that fashion. I mean, violinists play double stops ( think that's what they're called), but classical guitar involves a lot of notes at once over and over again. Hm. I hope you'll be able to find a way to do it though. As a guitarist, I can barely imagine how difficult it would be to be separated from the act of making music.

Ruth said...

Thanks for your comment, Roia! It's nice to meet another musician, especially one who helps others. There is an app for classical guitar that has possibilities, but it would need tweaking for high spinal cord injuries - it works via touch and not everyone can do that at the necessary speed, etc., including me. Once in a while though I go over and 'pluck' a few strings :) We're getting there with technology and I think one day I will virtually play classical guitar again every morning.

Take care,