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*Francis Feoko, a C5 quadriplegic, and sophomore in the Bay Area shares with Assistive Technology Blog how he takes care of home and school work - Notes Plus, Notability, Splashtop, Read&Write Gold*

>Francis uses different apps for different classes - For his math class, he uses Notes Plus, an app that gives him lots of flexibility in terms of drawing graphs and using various shapes and symbols for his math homework
Since he is C5 quadriplegic, he cannot use his fingers, so he uses his pinky finger's knuckle to write his equations
(he has used a stylus in the past but has gotten used to his pinky for writing now) Once done, he likes to email his homework to himself so he could review, reorganize and make changes as needed, before submitting it to his teacher
Francis used to have a notetaker who would take notes for him in class, but now he just uses the iPad to take notes himself.

Notability is another app he uses for "visual learning"
Notability lets Francis copy and paste images from the internet, so if he is learning something and wants to use pictures to help him understand the concepts better, he uses Notability that lets him add and organize pictures into his notes to make them more visual.

Since he is a computer science student, Francis has to write code for his C++ or HTML homework
In order to do that, he remote logs in to his laptop computer through his iPad using an app called Splashtop
Sometimes it is not easy for him to take his laptop to school, but thanks to Splashtop, he can access his laptop even when he doesn't physically have it with him

Francis also uses Read&Write Gold to have his notes read back to him, although later in the conversation he suggests that many iOS apps now have the ability to read notes back to the user
[VIDEO] Assistive Technology For Quadriplegic Student: Conversation With Francis Feoko
I recently got a chance to talk with Francis Feoko, a C5 quadriplegic, who is a sophomore in the Bay Area in California. Francis wanted to share with Assistive Technology Blog's readers how, being a college student, he takes care of his home and school work...

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I posted this in the wrong location originally, sorry! May be a repeat… Hey you guys! Thanks for the link. I'm a C-5 quadriplegic and live in North Carolina. I was injured 20 1/2 years ago in an unprovoked road rage incident in which somebody tried to kill me. He walked up to my window and pulled the trigger. I was living in Tallahassee at the time while going to Florida State University. Thanks for being out there guys! We're not alone in this. Keep in touch with Each other and we all need encouragement. Take care, Steve

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You saw it here first - Google Docs is getting Voice typing.
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The purpose of the first phase of the pilot clinical study of the BrainGate2 Neural Interface System is to obtain preliminary device safety information and to demonstrate the feasibility of people with tetraplegia using the System to control a computer cursor and other assistive devices with their thoughts. Another goal of the study is to determine the participants’ ability to operate communication software, such as e-mail, simply by imagining the movement of their own hand. The study is invasive and requires surgery.

Check out the link below to see a very short animated video showing what the trial is attempting to achieve.

Individuals with limited or no ability to use both hands due to cervical spinal cord injury, brain stem stroke, muscular dystrophy, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other motor neuron diseases are being recruited into a clinical study at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical trial participants must live within a three-hour drive of Boston, MA or Palo Alto, CA. Clinical trial sites at other locations may be opened in the future. The study requires a commitment of 13 months.

For more information about the study, please contact them at:
Telephone: 617-726-4218 (Dr. Hochberg)

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combining functionality and freedom, the driving machine by mattro is a practical outdoor mobility solution for people with physical disabilities. #design #wheelchair #atv

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