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European Union Research and Innovation Conference

Updated: Sep 15, 2023



We were invited to present at the EU Science and Innovation Conference in Brussels demonstrating how remote control and video conferencing could allow disabled people to perform live - without needing to stream audio - which has issues with latency, audio quality etc.


Richard Bennett has locked-in-syndrome. After a Stroke in 2011 - he now lives at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability. Richard can travel locally - but not for long journeys and he can't travel abroad.


In order to enable Richard to be able to perform his music - I've devised a set up where he can DJ anywhere in the world from his own room at the Hospital. This system depends on remote access - rather that streaming audio across a network.

Richard was in his room at the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability performing by controlling sound on my computer live at the conference. The visual presentation consisted of Skype video, image of my computer and live chat between Richard and myself.


This set up of course relied on team work. Thank you to all staff at the #compass department at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability who took care of the tech in London and Filippo at EU Convention Centre for getting us connected. https://www.facebook.com/EUScienceInnov/. https://www.youtube.com/EUScienceInnovation

For more information contact Rebecca

http://ec.europa.eu/research/conferences/2017/shaping-our-future/index.cfm?lg=en&pg=programme


rebecca colclasure and richard Bennett DJing

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