Man fuses prosthetic arm into modular synth to make music with his mind [Watch]
“I’m not an engineer,” asserted Bertolt Meyer, an electronic music aficionado and casual DJ whilst standing in his synth-filled studio. He might not be clasically trained in the difficult field, but he’s certainly got a knack for all things tech. It was in this same bit, in fact, that he demonstrated something quite revolutionary: connecting his prosthetic limb to his modular synth so that he could flawlessly produce music.
Meyer, who was born without the bottom part of his left arm, found a way to synchronize the electrode signal receivers in his prosthetic to his modular setup via a custom circuit board. The circuit board then converts electrodes sent to his appendage to triggers for different parts of his synth. The result is more or less telepathic musicmaking, with Meyer’s mind completely controlling his sonic output. More importantly, his groundbreaking invention could possibly serve as a widespread solution to those sharing his disability who wish to make electronic music themselves.