ALS Patient Utilizes the AutonoME ECU to Increase Independence (Spring Hill, FL) – U.S. Army veteran Michael Kelly proudly served in Vietnam. During his tour, he experienced the conflicts and hostilities of war. However, his true battles were yet to come. Kelly was diagnosed five years ago with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as […]
A pilot program in Memphis is bringing VA closer to meeting what perhaps is the greatest desire for its 42,000 veterans with spinal-cord injuries and disorders: more control of their environment.
VA Memphis will roll out the “autonoME” environmental control unit (ECU) from Accessibility Services Inc., which will enable that spinal-cord unit’s 60 patients to do things such as adjust their beds, call a nurse, use the Internet, select music and make phone calls, even if they can only move their eyes.
Push by VA Memphis prompts creation of device to help quadriplegics
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- Jobs for Quadriplegics – Bookkeeper / AccountantMay 22, 2018 - 6:07 pm
We have been featuring different jobs for quadriplegics each month. This month, our featured jobs are bookkeeper and accountant. Adaptive equipment for quadriplegics, such as a speech generating device or custom environmental control unit, have made it easier for persons with quadriplegia to enter and/or remain in the work place. A speech generating device for […]