WATCH: New technology creates method to play piano with no hands

Technological breakthrough has reached a new precedent. FOVE and University of Tsukuba’s Special Needs Education School for the Physically Challenged have collaborated to create a device specifically for disabled persons to be able to play piano without using their hands.

Eye Play the Piano helps physically disabled children play music. Photograph: Fove / JustGiving
Eye Play the Piano helps physically disabled children play music. Photograph: Fove / JustGiving

In a method that is being dubbed as “eye-play,” a headset with special lens is used to allow the user to play the notes on a piano. FOVE, based in Japan, created the tech project in May of 2014. This video illustrates a child using the device and performing musical works after only 4 months of training with it.

The benefit for not only disabled children but adults with disabilities is incredible. The user can incorporate chord structures along with individual notes in utilizing the technology. More information can be found at fove-inc.com