I want people to be able to express themselves musically. In the fall I will be attending the Dublin Institute of Technology, as a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, to build an interface that will allow a disabled person to play a musical synthesizer.
Sandy Hawkins is an acoustical engineer, which means he spends much of his time figuring out how to make useful sounds and to reduce unwanted ones. Lately Hawkins has received acclaim for his invention of the Lung Flute, a plastic tube that, when blown into, vibrates to the same frequency as the cilia responsible for clearing out our lungs (16Hz). This forces the tiny, hairlike cell parts to move in unison, thus loosening up congestion in the lungs. Video after jump. [PopSci]