European Union Research and Innovation Conference

Updated: Jul 15, 2021

DJ Hotsox (Richard Bennett) has locked-in-syndrome. After a Stroke in 2011 - DJ Hotsox now lives at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability. DJ Hotsox 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 the comfort of his own room at the Hospital. This system depends on remote access - rather that streaming Audio across a network.

We recently had a gig at the EU Science and Innovation Conference in Brussels where we demonstrated this - DJ Hotsox was in his room at the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability and I travelled to Brussels to the conference. With great support staff from the Hospital staff we were able to link Dj Hotsox up to my Computer and he was able to DJ Live for the European commission direct from London.

DJ Hotsox uses 'Eyegaze' to communicate - he uses his eyes to type into his computer, play music and I have set a way in which he can use his eyes to perform and control music. Taking this further - this means that DJ Hotsox is not limited by location and he can perform his music all over the world. This also means . - that I get to travel for him!! I don't think he minds at the stage - he knows that we will be able to fund a fully kitted out jet plane when he becomes famous - so he can DJ himself :)

Great performance from DJHotsox. Looking forward to getting funding to move research and engagement forward. #h2020future #euscienceinnovation 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!

For more information contact Rebecca

rebecca colclasure and richard Bennett DJing

#hs2020future #lockedinsyndrome #musicsupportedtherapy #stroke

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