Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Benefits of ALS Assistive Technology
Our next series of articles focuses on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and benefits of ALS assistive technology. We will discuss two specific areas: environmental control and voice assistive technology. Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) developed their signature autonoME to work as both a custom environmental control unit and speech generating device, combining both features in a single convenient package.
Environmental control is extremely important to help individual with quadriplegias and individuals with debilitating diseases such as ALS maintain independence. The autonoME is a custom environmental control unit/speech generating device that allows users to control their surroundings. This type of ALS assistive technology can be used to control lights, adjust the bed, turn on fans, use a telephone to make calls and send text messages, call a nurse or caregiver and more.
Another feature of the autonoME that makes it a popular form of assistive technology for individual with quadriplegias and individuals with ALS is the fact that it has full computing capabilities via a Windows operating system. The autonoME custom environmental control unit also has different input methods to accommodate varying levels and types of disabilities. Input methods include:
- Sip and Puff
- Head Tracking
These different types of input methods also operate the autonoME’s voice assistive technology features as well. Our next article in this series will take a closer look at ALS assistive technology.
If you, a loved one, or patient has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, then ASI can help. The autonoME is a custom environmental control unit / ALS communication device that is convenient, easy to use and offers individual with quadriplegias and individuals with debilitating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis the ability to maintain independence. Give us a call to learn more about the autonoME today!