Watching this guy playing piano is simply astonishing. It's an amazing example of the things the human being is capable of, no matter what his condition is.
It's been speculated—in big budget movies, no less—that one day mankind will never leave its computers, and will instead explore the world through virtual reality and robots. And here's the cutting-edge research that will make that nightmarish future possible.
Lance Blair was 18 when a truck blew a red light and removed his lower leg. "There was about a pinky-width of meat holding it on." So Lance did the obvious thing: He built a diesel-powered wheelchair-accessible 4x4 adventure truck.
Instead of making the user find the right place to press their finger, the engineers made the software find the user's finger. Wherever the user touches when dialing becomes 5, and from here things are pretty obvious. Swipe up for 2, down for 8 and way down for 0.
This touchless keyboard system's breakthrough is that it combines both the typing and the mousing in a single sensor. When configured on a standard PC, the user wears the headgear shown in the picture, and navigates and types by moving their head and neck. Here's what separates this product from similar ones: