Assistive technology (AT) is designed to enable independence for disabled and older people. The clichéd example of someone who uses electronic assistive technology is Stephen Hawking.
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Example Case Study
May 2008: Russ uses his eyes to communicate and control his environment – other than a system of blinking that he uses with his wife, this is his main form of interaction.
Russ has very limited eye movement – only up and down – and so the system had to be customised specifically for him. To choose things Russ looks at it on the screen for a certain amount of time.
This video (via YouTube) shows Russ using his system: