Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: Computers

Their lives go on

Published: March 30, 2004

When 40-year-old Mindy Idaspe learned she would never walk again due to a spinal cord injury in 2002, she was heartbroken. A nurse and mother, she had always focused on caring for others – how could she learn to be dependent on other people?

The answer came through the Spinal Cord Group of Collier County, a support group Idaspe formed with two other disabled friends.

A designer gets to grips with disability

Published: March 5, 2004

Daniel Brown refuses to let paralysis depress him. In fact, says Marisol Grandón, his work has taken him in a new direction

Daniel Brown is unhappy with his wheelchair. A £2,000 bespoke titanium chair is being manufactured for him but the process takes six weeks. The temporary chair is hard to manoeuvre, clunky and, most disappointing for the Prada-clad designer, it doesn’t look cool.

HeadMaster Plus

Published: February 3, 2004

headmasterplusweb_prodPrentke Romich’s HeadMaster Plus™ is a head pointing system that takes the place of a mouse. Just move your head and the cursor moves on the screen. Puff on the tube to make selections. Mouse clicks can also be made by activating an external switch (sold separately) or by dwelling with a dwell software program (sold separately). It is the only head pointing system that tracks both lateral and rotational movement. Also available for HeadMaster is an optional Remote Adapter providing for wireless infrared use and an optional Laptop Adapter.

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