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Runtime: 1 hour, 14 minutes
In Episode 9 of True Wheelchair Life: SCI Life Uncovered, Tiffiny talks to three quadriplegics who open up on how technology has improved their lives, and in some cases even saved their lives. Whether it is the amazingness of home automation technology or the ability to look up directions with just your mouth, after you hear them talk about the latest in adaptive technology, you will get just as excited about this topic as we are.
A C5-6 quad from Minnesota injured over 20 years ago, Eric is a massive iPhone fan and tech junkie who swears by his iPhone. He went through a scary situation where it saved his life. He shares that story, as well as the other home automation technology he uses in his condo in downtown St. Paul.
Paralyzed in a bicycling accident 10 years ago, he's a C2 quadriplegic and the founder of Ian's Ride, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries get out on accessible trails. Ian crossed the entire state of Washington this past summer in his wheelchair to bring awareness to the issue and he shares the technology he used to make the trip, like the Tecla Shield and Switch Control.
Paralyzed while flying his plane nearly 15 years ago, he is an engineer and the founder of BroadenedHorizons.com where he sells technology for quadriplegics. Mark shares some of the technology that they sell, and he gives his opinion on the influx of low-cost technology now available for quads such as Amazon's Alexa.
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