The fastest drummer in the world is a cyborg

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  • Meet the world’s first bionic drummer. Rock musician Jason Barnes lost his arm in a terrible accident… and then he became the fastest drummer in the world.
  • With the help of Gil Weinberg, a Georgia Tech professor and inventor of musical robots, the pair utilized electromyography and ultrasound technology to break musical records.
  • Weinberg and Barnes hope to perfect the technology so that it can one day be help other people with disabilities realize that “they’re not only not disabled, they’re actually super-able.”

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