Its 29 days ago today. I am watching Australian Story on ABC.
I hear about a man who has changed his life to pursue an ambition to give people with locked in syndrome a voice. Goose bumps. I pick up my phone and tweet:
#peterford on #australianstory what an amazing man, amazing work
Then a short while later offer my time and expertise to what I see an a meaningful cause:
@NeuroSwitch if an #IndustrialDesign contribution is required am happy to put my hand up probono
Peter Ford and I start talking, first on twitter (DM) and then by email. Then a few days later we talk on the phone.
So Design can contribute to the area of work: In many ways – all ways that have to be proposed. So I go into the ‘mobilities’ class and say – hey wat about mobility for people with Motor Neuron Disease – what can you do in that space?
Then the Social esign types – what can you do?
The answer is lots of course – looking forward to getting a few willing souls who can pick up and run into tis space. Fingers crossed.
Control Bionics makes NeuroSwitch G5 Liberator, a fifth generation computer-human-interface (CHI) system that is designed to enable people with severe disabilities to communicate with their loved ones, carers, friends and the world at large with text, text-to-speech (TTS), instant messaging (IM), emails and the internet; and to control their own entertainment media (music, videos and online services) as well as expanding their own creativity with word processing, music and video editing, and design programs.