Heide Pfützner (aka HHEM) was the first patient to receive the Brain Painting at Home system. She has been regularly painting since January 2012.
Personal statement from Heide Pfützner
"My name is Heide Pfützner. Inspiration is a part of me that I have been exercing through painting for several years. The diagnosis ALS in 2007 fundamentally changed my life. I am now completely paralysed and require the assistance of artifical respiration. I communicate through eye-movements and also through an eye-tracker system that can make myself understood. Since January 2012 I can paint again with an EEG cap, a Gammabox EEG and 2 computer monitors to create my digital Brain Paintings."citation from startnext crowdfunding page
Figure 1: Heide Pfützner's portrait (HHEM).
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- 1939born in Neukloster/Mecklenburg (Germany)
- grown up in Schwerin
- study English/German language and literature in Leipzig
- 1962-2008teacher of languages in several schools
- married, children, and interests in travelling, culture and sports
- 1985-nowpracticed Painting and diverse creative activities
- 2007diagnosed with ALS (amyothrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Jan. 2012started cooperation work with the University of Würzburg and used Brain Painting for the first time
- Since thenpainting with lots of enthusiasm
- Mai/June 2013created a (Brain-) painting exclusively for the "Psychologie und Gehirn (PUG)" conference in Würzburg
- July 20131st exhibition in Easdale (Scotland) link
- July-Dec 20141st German Brain Painting expostion at the VR-Bank FORUM in Würzburg
Figure 2: HHEM photographed between Loic Botrel and Dr. Elisa Holz during the exhibition in Easdale.