John Tempt, a talented graffiti artist ended up with a nerve disease, ALS, which paralyzed him from head to toe. His only way of communicating was ‘blink by blink’ like in the movie ”The diving bell and the butterfly“.
Mike Ebeling tried to help him and to start with organized that Tempt had the loan of ‘Stephen Hawking glasses’ which are very expensive. Then with the help of programmers Mike Ebeling developed the software and coding for “Eye Writer” which gave Tempt the ability to use his artistic talent and draw again after 7 years.
Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist
The software and code are open source and available for free with instructions on how to build the glasses at Build an Eyewriter
You can also watch the documentary about how all this came about.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking
Photo credit: Mike Ebeling
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