Envisioning the future of healthcare through wearable technology
Many patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and other neurodegenerative conditions live every day with a frustrating inability to do small, everyday tasks, such as turning on the lights, changing the volume on the TV, or even communicating with their friends and loved ones.
Today, a first-ever proof of concept demonstrates how wearable technology and consumer products can be brought together with digital innovations to let a person with no mobility control their environment using brain commands, via a custom-built tablet application and wearable display interface.
This proof of concept demonstrates the potential to improve the quality oflife for ALS patients – or any person with limited muscle and speech function– by giving them the ability to interact, communicate and issue commands without moving their body or using their voice.
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