Spinal Cord Injury Overview
Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Stephen Murray is a Professional BMX Rider. In June 2007, when Stephen was 27, he broke his neck while attempting his signature double backflip and sustained from a severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Stephen was left completely paralyzed from the neck down. He says, “BMX was a massive way of me expressing myself. After the accident, the BMX was done. So, my freedom of expression and communication was almost wiped out.” Almost.
How can AAC benefit someone with Spinal Cord Injury?
Lonely, no privacy and isolated from the outside world. This is how many describe life after a spine injury. Going from total independence, to having to rely on others can take its toll on happiness and wellbeing. Using the Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini to control your computer and access the Internet can help immensely.
With access to a computer, quality of life for those paralyzed by a spinal cord injury improves dramatically. Consuming news and information, socializing and staying in touch with friends and family, work, education and leisure – it all can help put you back in touch with the world and yourself. It can also keep you from being bored. All this has a positive effect on emotional health and overall well-being.
An increasing number of people with spinal cord injuries are regaining complete access to their computers, tablets and the Internet with the help of eye controlled assistive technology devices like the PCEye Mini – you can too.
Hands-free computer access for those with SCI
Users with a spinal cord injury can access their computer and the Internet using only their eyes.
Spinal cord injury and social interaction
Accessing the Internet allows those with paralyzed from a spinal cord injury to connect with people and lead a more active, healthy social life. Send e-mails, meet people online, use Facebook, Twitter and more…
Quality information about spinal cord injuries
The Internet is not only a pastime, but also a tool where you can find useful information concerning spinal cord injuries (SCI) and health, search for jobs, get an education, stay up to date with current events, as well as interests.
“When I wake up in the morning, I want to go straight to my computer, now check my email, update my facebook, I can see what’s going on, the people who want to get hold of me, the people I need to contact.”
– Steve Murray