Feb 23, 2018
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to
help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or
other special needs!
Peter Ford founded Control Bionics after researching ways
people with paralysis or loss of speech could communicate without a
mouse or keyboard. The company's product, NeuroNode, allows
users to do just that! The NeuroNode is a small,
non-invasive, wireless EMG assistive communication
You may be wondering, “How does this work?" Well, the
sensor is easily placed on the skin over the muscle chosen to be
the switch. When users try to move that muscle, the NeuroNode
detects their bioelectrical (EMG) signals, and uses these signals
to allow users to control their tablet, computer, or mobile
device. The device picks up these signals even if there is no
visible muscle movement.
With NeuroNode, users can:
- Communicate with friends and family
- Send and receive email and text messages
- Listen to music
- Read the news
- Use environmental control systems
- Browse the web
- And so much more.
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line,
That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I'm Laura
Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals
Crossroads, in Indiana.