The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) system comprises a vibrating glove that connects wirelessly to a computer, MP3 player or smartphone
The MMT glove vibrates to indicate which finger to tap the piano keyboard with
The MMT system has helped improve sensation and mobility in individuals with spinal cord injury
Researchers at Georgia Tech have seen an improvement in sensation and movement in the hands of people with paralyzing spinal cord injury (SCI) after wearing a glove that helps them learn to play piano. The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) is a glove that helps them learn to play different songs by vibrating the wearer’s fingers to tell them which keys on a piano keyboard to play. The fact the improved sensation and motor skills occurred in individuals that had sustained their injury more than a year before the study is encouraging as most rehab patients see little improvement after such a period.
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