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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Feb 23, 2018

275-2-23-18 NeuroNode
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 device. 
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.
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