Hacking my arm prosthesis to output CV so that it plugs into my synth: Thought-controlled music!


Publication/Creation Date
February 13 2020
Creators/Contributors
Bertolt Meyer (creator)
KOMA Elektronik (contributor)
Christian Zollner (contributor)
Daniel Theiler (contributor)
Media Type
Video
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
From Bertolt Meyer, a psychology professor in Germany: "Together with Chrisi from KOMA Elektronik and my husband Daniel, I am in the process of building a device (the "SynLimb") that attaches to my arm prosthesis instead of the prosthetic hand. The SynLimb converts the electrode signals that my prosthesis picks up from my residual limb into control voltages (CV) for controlling my modular synthesizer. The SynLimb thus allows me to plug my prosthesis directly into my snythesizer so that I can control its parameters with the signals from my body that normally control the hand. For me, this feels like controlling the synth with my thoughts. I show the prototype(s), explain how we put it together and how it works, and do a little demo".
HCI Platform
Embeddable
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Arm
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSKBtEBRWi4&t=7s

Date archived
February 25 2020
Last edited
February 26 2020
How to cite this entry
Bertolt Meyer. (February 13 2020). "Hacking my arm prosthesis to output CV so that it plugs into my synth: Thought-controlled music!". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4303