Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Lonely, no privacy and isolated from the outside world. This is how many describe life after a spinal cord injury. Going from total independence, to having to rely on others can take its toll on happiness and wellbeing. Using the Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini to control your computer and access the Internet can help immensely.
With access to a computer, quality of life for those paralyzed by a spinal cord injury improves dramatically. Consuming news and information, socializing and staying in touch with friends and family, work, education and leisure – it all can help put you back in touch with the world and yourself. It can also keep you from being bored. All this has a positive effect on emotional health and overall well-being.
An increasing number of people with spinal cord injuries are regaining complete access to their computers, tablets and the Internet with the help of eye controlled assistive technology devices like the PCEye Mini, EyeMobile Mini or Explore – you can too.
Hands-free computer access
Users with a tetraplegia/quadriplegia spinal cord injury can access their computer and the Internet, in a relaxed and natural way, using only their eyes or with a combination of eyes and a switch.
Accessing the Internet allows those paralyzed from a spinal cord injury to connect with people and lead a more active, healthy social life. Send e-mails, meet people online, use Facebook, Twitter and more…
Find information about your injury
The Internet is not only a pastime, but also a tool where you can find useful information concerning spinal cord injuries (SCI) and health, keep on working, search for jobs, get an education, stay in contact with your friends, stay up to date with current events, as well as interests.
Stephen Murray is a Professional BMX Rider. In June 2007, when Stephen was 27, he broke his neck while attempting his signature double backflip and sustained from a severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Stephen was left completely paralyzed from the neck down. He says, “BMX was a massive way of me expressing myself. After the accident, the BMX was done. So, my freedom of expression and communication was almost wiped out.” Almost. But since he got his gaze interaction solution from Tobii Dynavox, his life changed. He says:
“When I wake up in the morning, I want to go straight to my computer, now check my email, update my facebook, I can see what’s going on, the people who want to get hold of me, the people I need to contact.”