Tonight on Australian Story I watched Peter Ford’s story of his work to invent a computer program that interfaces with people with profound communication problems to enable them to communicate. Think of Stephen Hawking.
Peter Ford was a reporter who discovered the joy of writing computer code and found himself writing programs that could be used to break open the locked world of people with Motor Neuron Disease, veterans with spinal cord injuries and many others.
Hawking worked with Peter Ford to refine his program so that he and others could use it to communicate, move their chairs, manipulate and use the world around them when once they were locked behind an invisible wall of silence and immobility.
His invention can be found at www.controlbionics.com
Congratulations Australian Story!