A young Irish musician with cerebral palsy has learned to play the bodhran with the help of computer software that translates his eye movements into music.

Cillian McSweeney, from Cork, has been confined to a wheelchair since birth, but that has not stopped the 24-year-old from becoming a songwriter and musician.

With the help of a computer, a camera analyzes his eye movements and translates them into bodhran rhythms the young musician has composed. These rhythms are then played robotically on the instrument.

Four years ago, McSweeney joined SoundOUT, an organization that uses technology to help people with disabilities to play music.

Cillian now plays with a band called Circles.

Watch RTE's recent report on Cillian and his amazing compositions: 

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