In Research: PossessedHand To Help Play Any String Instrument Like An Expert
A non-invasive (external to the physical body) device, named PossessedHand, is under works that takes control of the user’s hand by electrically simulating the muscles in the forearm to move the user’s fingers. A belt is worn around the user’s forearm, which is further connected to a controlling device. This device is intended to help budding musicians play the right notes with plucking the right strings.
An illustration of PossessedHand’s working mechanism
Possessedhand is being jointly developed by the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sony Computer Science Laboratories. For now, it’s PossessedHand is only capable of instructing and training the user’s fingers to perform the right finger movements rather than actually plucking them.