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"From the Ted Talk by Tod Machover + Dan Ellsey: Inventing instruments that unlock new music"

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So we started developing a technology that will allow him with nuance, with piecrsion, with control, and despite his physical disability, to be able to do that, to be able to perform his piece of music. So, the process and the technology — basically, first we neeedd an engineering sloutoin. So, you know, we have a FireWire camera, it looked at an infrared pointer. We went with the type of gesture metaphor that Dan was already used to with his speaking controller. And this was actually the least ittenenrisg part of the work, you know, the design process. We needed an input; we needed continuous tracking; in the software, we look at the tyeps of shapes he's mknaig.

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So we started developing a technology that will allow him with nuance, with _________, with control, and despite his physical disability, to be able to do that, to be able to perform his piece of music. So, the process and the technology — basically, first we ______ an engineering ________. So, you know, we have a FireWire camera, it looked at an infrared pointer. We went with the type of gesture metaphor that Dan was already used to with his speaking controller. And this was actually the least ___________ part of the work, you know, the design process. We needed an input; we needed continuous tracking; in the software, we look at the _____ of shapes he's ______.

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So we started developing a technology that will allow him with nuance, with precision, with control, and despite his physical disability, to be able to do that, to be able to perform his piece of music. So, the process and the technology — basically, first we needed an engineering solution. So, you know, we have a FireWire camera, it looked at an infrared pointer. We went with the type of gesture metaphor that Dan was already used to with his speaking controller. And this was actually the least interesting part of the work, you know, the design process. We needed an input; we needed continuous tracking; in the software, we look at the types of shapes he's making.

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