How do you make a musical instrument that works in Virtual Reality for disabled performers? Franziska Schroeder and Matilde Meireles explain their research at Queen’s University Belfast.
Most new digital technologies tend to be designed with an able-bodied user in mind. The first desktop computers required fine motor skills to navigate software menus using a mouse, and mobile phones need users to press buttons, swipe screens, and so on. To use such technology a person needs to be fairly dexterous.
In our Performance without Barriers research group, we design digital musical interfaces with disabled musicians in mind... Keep reading on The Conversation