I work with the most disabled people in the world, using technology to help them to speak, move (and maybe even Reddit) again. AMA.
Hi Reddit! I am an assistive technologist at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London – We are one of the biggest and most well known centres in the UK for the rehabilitation of people with complex brain injuries, including locked-in syndrome, minimally conscious state and vegetative state.
If something like a stroke - which can happen to anyone at any time in life - leaves you unable to speak or move, my team and I figure out ways to use smartphones, tablets, computers and sensors to give you your independence back.
You can watch a video about some of the tech we use here: http://bit.ly/bawvideo. It shows you how the device you watch the video on can be used to help someone with an extreme or rare brain injury.
This week is international brain awareness week, so I'm doing this to do my bit. So, go ahead, AMA.
EDIT: I have to go now everybody, but thanks so much for a very interesting session. Sorry to anybody I didn't get to answer.