Eye Conductor Lets Users Compose Music Hands-Free

By: Malika Renee Butss - Mar 9, 2016
References: andreasrefsgaard.dk & engadget
Composing music is an activity not many get to enjoy due to ability issues, but with the Eye Conductor app, anyone can construct their own song. Designed by Andreas Refsgaard, Eye Conductor is app that helps the paralyzed -- and anyone else with a physical disability -- make music.

The app is designed for desktop use, so all users need is a computer and an off-the-shelf eye tracker. Eye Conductor features an accessible and flexible interface, which allows users to know exactly what sounds they'll make whether the piece is experimental or for fun. It uses a common eye-and-face tracking system which helps people communicate when using their hands isn't an option.

By conducting different facial movements -- such as raising the eyebrows or opening the mouth -- users will unlock different keys, notes and tunes, ultimately performing an entire track by just using their face.