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How does assistive technology help people with a spinal cord injury?

How does assistive technology help people with a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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So assistive technology looks at how are you going to access your keyboard when you have limited hand function?—how are you going to hold a stylus or operate an iPhone or Smartphone without finger dexterity? We’re trying to problem-solve how are ... Show More

So assistive technology looks at how are you going to access your keyboard when you have limited hand function?—how are you going to hold a stylus or operate an iPhone or Smartphone without finger dexterity? We’re trying to problem-solve how are you going to go back to using those things in this technology-driven world when you don’t necessarily have finger function? Say you’re a 23-year-old college kid and you’re majoring in journalism, and you need to go back and use your computer to write your essays. So there’re different programs that use voice-activated systems so that you can use to write your paper without having to type.

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How does assistive technology help people with a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Sarah Harrison
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So assistive technology looks at how are you going to access your keyboard when you have limited hand function?—how are you going to hold a stylus or operate an iPhone or Smartphone without finger dexterity? We’re trying to problem-solve how are you going to go back to using those things in this technology-driven world when you don’t necessarily have finger function? Say you’re a 23-year-old college kid and you’re majoring in journalism, and you need to go back and use your computer to write your essays. So there’re different programs that use voice-activated systems so that you can use to write your paper without having to type.

How does assistive technology help people with a spinal cord injury?
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