Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Abstract

Diseases such as ALS and muscular dystrophy have no cure, and cause a loss of muscle function as the disease progresses. This project was aimed to help those with disabled arms or hands play the bass guitar, creating a prototype bass guitar that received user input from an easy to use controller, designed to mimic bass playing in its design. A microcontroller processes the signals from the user and from the guitar, and controls a motor that adjusts the tension on the string.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2019

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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