Jason Barnes is known as the “Bionic Drummer.” Barnes began drumming at age 14, but lost his arm in an accident in 2011. For Barnes, music is life, and the loss of his arm could have dealt a death blow to his life-giving hobby. Instead, Barnes taped a drumstick to his stump and continued to pursue his passion, eventually building his own custom prosthetic for drumming. Then Barnes met Gil Weinberg, a professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Music, and they teamed up to develop a robotic arm that Barnes controls with his mind. Weinberg said it's "all about trying new things and questioning everything -- allowing people who have disabilities to show that not only are they not disabled, they’re actually super able.”

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