ALS and Environmental Control
One of the most devastating aspects of progressive diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is losing the ability to control your surroundings. Fortunately ALS assistive technology has advanced to allow individuals the ability to become more independent and control their environment.
A previous article discussed how ALS communication assistive technology plays an integral role in helping individuals and their families and friends cope with the disease. Environmental control is just as important.
The autonoME is an environmental control unit (ECU)/speech generating device (SGD) integrated into one single package. Not only is it an effective ALS communication device, but it also has superior environmental control capabilities. Let’s take a closer look:
The autonoME allows individuals to have complete control of their television, lights, fan, bed, telephone and more. We customize the autonoME to fit the individual needs of each client.
The autonoME is equipped with Windows 10 and has full computing capabilities. Access the internet, post on social media, send e-mail and messages, play games, watch videos and more.
This is an important feature for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The autonoME is easy to operate and features settings that can be adjusted as needed, including scan speeds, voice outputs, and self-calibration when using the accessory kit Intelligaze camera for input.
Accessibility Services, Inc. is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with severe spinal cord injuries and progressive diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ALS, give us a call to learn more about how ALS assistive technology can significantly improve independence. We’re here to help.