SMARTlab interFACES creative ideas take flight

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As part of InterFACES’ pilot project work, SMARTlab PhD students Will Pearson and Robbie Perry are experimenting with ideas to provide a range of opportunities for creative expression by people with severe disabilities.

In collaboration with Stephane Noel, Will Pearson has developed the “Angel Wings” AR application, that can be seen on the following link.  This and the other applications need to be run on a Macintosh.

http://www.sevenspiral.co.uk/smartlab/index.htm

Meanwhile, over in Ireland Robbie Perry is exploring the potential of instruments that can be played using Assistive Technology devices.  The following videos illustrate a range of midi-driven instruments that he has created which, it is planned, will link to a range of control devices that will enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities to create and perform music in real time.

Auduino: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EbFvOFb5dQ

The Sweeper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfPe0eFdulw

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