EYEHARP

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Received
€ 4.806
Minimum
€ 4.500
Optimum
€ 21.200
99 Backers
Contributing € 5
Thank you credit on our weekly video

Your name will appear on scrolling thank you credit at the end of the weekly video we post on social media.

> 17 Backers
Contributing € 25
3 months premium EyeHarp license

3 months of full version license. You may donate this reward to a different EyeHarp user.

> 09 Backers
Contributing € 30
Video recording of a song with a personal dedication

You will receive a pre-recorded video of a student playing a song (choose from a list), with a personalized message in the end. A great birthday or holiday gift!

> 09 Backers
Contributing € 45
6 months premium EyeHarp license

6 months of full version license. You may donate this reward to a different EyeHarp user.

You will appear in the supporters section on our website.

> 08 Backers
Contributing € 80
Private concert

One of our students will perform live to you and up to 10 people you invite. The concert will be online. Only songs selcted from a list.

You will appear in the supporters section on our website with special mention on social media.

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 100
1 year premium EyeHarp license

1 year of full version license. You may donate this reward to a different EyeHarp user.

You will appear in the supporters section on our website.

> 04 Backers
Contributing € 250
Performance of a song of your choice

One of our students will perform a song of your choice, either in a video recording or live at a private online concert. The song can be deciated to a loved one, with a personalized message.

Special mention on the supporters section on our website and on social media

> 01 Backers
Contributing € 450
Lifetime premium EyeHarp license

Unlimited full version license. You may donate this reward to a different EyeHarp user.

Special mention on the supporters section on our website and on social media.

> 02 Backers
Contributing € 800
Personal EyeHarp course for professionals (individuals)

EyeHarp course for individual music therapists and music teachers, personalized for your specific requirements.

Have your name on the official directory of certified EyeHarp music therapists or music teachers on our website.

Also includes:

  • Lifetime premium EyeHarp license
  • Extra special mention on the supporters section on our website and on social media

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 1.500
Personal EyeHarp course for professionals (institutions)

EyeHarp course for music therapy centers, music school, or any other institution, personalized for your specific requirements.

Have the name of the institution on the official directory of certified EyeHarp music therapists or music teachers on our website.

Also includes:

  • 2 Lifetime premium EyeHarp licenses
  • Extra special mention on the supporters section on our website and on social media

> 00 Backers
Contributing € 2.500
Original composition

We will compose an original piece dedicated to you, in an EyeHarp score format, based on your musical taste, interests, and other special requests (composition up to 6 minutes long).

Also includes:

  • Lifetime premium EyeHarp license
  • Extra pecial mention on the supporters section on our website and on social media

> 00 Backers

About this project

The first musical instrument that enables playing music with the eyes
Task Minimum Optimum
Software development
Development, design, and programming to maintain and update the software, and to implement new functions.
€ 2.500
iOS version development
Developing and programming an EyeHarp version for iPad.
€ 2.000
Website development and maintenance
Update the website, and implement API for license control software, user area, and a forum to create and share material.
€ 1.000
Training resources
Creating video tutorials and manuals to facilitate learning how to use the EyeHarp.
€ 1.500
Social networks promotion
Promotion of content on social networks to promote the project.
€ 2.000
MacOS version development
Developing and programming a version of EyeHarp for Mac.
€ 1.500
Supporting more eye trackers
EyeHarp currently works only with Tobii eye trackers. Adapting the software to work with other types of eyetrackers.
€ 2.500
Professional Certification Course
Create a course for music therapists and music teachers, in order to offer a professional certificate for working with EyeHarp.
€ 1.500
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Customer relationship management
Purchasing and implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) software to manage clients internationally.
€ 1.000
License Server for Windows
Annual cost of software that enables secure control of EyeHarp license activation for Windows.
€ 1.200
Code Signing Certificate for Windows
A Microsoft certificate necessary for making the installation process of the software secure (annual cost).
€ 500
License Server for iOS
An Apple certificate necessary for the installation of software on iOS (annual cost).
€ 500
Material Minimum Optimum
Computers for students and for professional training seminars
Purchasing of 2 laptops to carry out concerts, exhibitions, and demos of the product in music schools and centers for people with disability. Use the same equipment for training professionals in seminars.
€ 2.000
Eye-trackers for students and for professional training seminars
Purchasing of 2 eye-trackers to carry out concerts, exhibitions, and demos of the product in music schools and centers for people with disability. Use the same equipment for training professionals in seminars.
€ 500
Documentary
Film a short documentary about EyeHarp students.
€ 1.000
Total € 4.500 € 21.200
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

EyeHarp is the first musical instrument that is played with gaze, and allows people with disabilities to learn and play music without barriers. Designed with musicality in mind, EyeHarp offers the same expressive qualities as any traditional instrument.

EyeHarp Association is a non-profit social company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, giving them access to all the benefits musical education has to offer (improving language and memory, developing creativity, raising self-esteem, and more).

100% accessible instrument
If you can move your eyes, you can play music. This is the only requirement for playing the EyeHarp. Apart from that, just enjoy, learn, develop your talent, and express yourself.

Inclusivity
EyeHarp users can play any kind of music in orchestras and ensembles, together with other musicians, and even become professional musicians. EyeHarp offers the possibility for professional musicians with reduced mobility to continue their musical career.

Great tool for music therapists
The therapeutic benefits of music are numerous. That is why we want to create a professional certification for music therapists and music teachers, teaching how to use the Eyeharp in the best way for their patients and students.

Social responsibility
EyeHarp Association is a non-profit social company. We want to make music playing accessible to anyone who needs it, and make EyeHarp available at a fair, lowest possible price. The basic version is free, and we offer different purchasing option for the full version.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

As of today, EyeHarp is the only instrument that enables playing music completely with the eyes. It also includes learning tools, which helps users learn music from the very beginning, and improve their technique. It can be adapted to the musical level of each user, and comes with diverse melodies and instrumental sounds.

Our main goal is to make EyeHarp sustainable, and have the funds to maintain and improve the existing software. Also, to create a course for professional users, music therapists and teachers, and teach them how to maximize the capabilities of the EyeHarp for the benefit of their clients and students.

How it works?
Eyeharp musicians only need to install the software and use it with their eye tracker, that is a special camera that monitors eye movements. With these two things, musicians can play beautiful melodies simply by looking at the notes on the screen.

Why this is important

EyeHarp opens the door for helping a group of people who until now did not have access to music education and to high-level musical activity. Playing a musical instrument improves cognitive abilities of the motor, auditory and vision regions of the brain, as well as of language areas. It also improves self-esteem and self-worth, as well as social and interpersonal skills.

EyeHarp was especially designed so those who are diagnosed with conditions such as cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amputation of an upper limb, or spinal cord injury can learn and enjoy playing music with their eyes. It is also suitable for people with intellectual disabilities.

EyeHarp can be used directly by people with disabilities, as well as by music therapists with their patients, or by music teachers with their students. Eyeharp offes an innovative and revolutionary service for music therapy and music education. This is why we want to organize courses for professional users.

Team and experience

Our team is made up of five people with distinct, yet complementary profiles.

Zacharías Vamvakousis: musician and a software developer. He studied Computer Science & Telecommunications at University of Athens. At Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Zacharias obtained a Master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing, and earned a PhD for his research: "Digital Musical Instruments for People with Physical Disabilities". He is also an accordion player with a degree in classical accordion.

Gil Dori: composer, sound designer, and music teacher. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. Gil creates sounds and transcribes songs for the EyeHarp repertoire. He also helps with EyeHarp lessons and with developing educational aspects.

Panos Kontaxis: digital marketing, social media, and SEO analysis expert. Panos obtained a Master’s degree in International Business Administration at Autonomous University of Barcelona, and he works as a digital marketing manager. Panos helps with promoting the EyeHarp online, and expanding the worldwide EyeHarp community.

Anna Martínez: With a postgraduate degree in communication from Pompeu Fabra University, and a Marketing Management program at Esade, Anna has been dedicated to communication, marketing, and sales for over 20 years. She wants to position the Eyeharp as an inclusive and educational digital instrument, and maximize its social impact worldwide.

Adriana Fasani: music therapist and musician. She specializes her work in people with disabilities. During 2018-2019, she ran her own music therapy project in 7 East African countries. In Argentina, she worked as a music therapist for 15 years and got a teaching certificate. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International cooperation at Universitat de Barcelona.

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