Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CAPS blog offers recent articles and web information on ALS, assistive technology--augmentative alternative communication (AAC), computer access, and other electronic devices that can impact and improve the quality of life for people with ALS.
Any views or opinions presented on this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ALS Association.
While the Six Million Dollar Man may not be in our
immediate future (and would cost a lot more than $6 million), bionic technology
may soon become part of our everyday lives.
It was back in 2009 at National Instruments Week in
Austin, TX, when I witnessed Tim Dehne, vice president of Engineering for NI,
pilot a wheelchair around the ballroom floor during the keynote speech using
only his thoughts.
I have to say I, like everyone else in the room, was