Independence for the Paralyzed Via a Cellphone – David Shamah (Times of Israel)
(dailyalert.org, Nov. 14, 2014)
In a few months, individuals who cannot use their limbs due to conditions like ALS, paralysis, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries will be able to make phone calls, surf the Internet, read and send email, even play games, all on their cellphones.
The Sesame Phone will enable those suffering from near-paralysis to interact with their smartphones like anyone else, said its inventor, Oded Ben-Dov.
The Android phone operating system has been completely reengineered to allow users to control devices using voice commands or head gestures. “With our device, touch is not even necessary,” said Ben-Dov.