Assistive Technology

Omar

May 15, 2017 Omar finds a new sense of independence at his exam with the LipSync

In 2010, Omar became a quadriplegic when he broke his neck at the C5 vertabrae in an accident while swimming in Iraq, and fell into a depression that lasted five years. Nearly seven years later, having moved with his family to Canada, Omar used the LipSync to write his exam at BCIT independently, without the use of a scriber.

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May 4, 2017 LipSync Update: Luer Lock Mouthpiece

One of the things you might have noticed in recent updates — and something we haven’t discussed — is that the LipSync mouthpiece looks quite a bit different than it did a few months ago. Why? With a new joystick apparatus, it required a new mouthpiece.

Students soldering

April 27, 2017 LipSync Update: Burnaby School District Buildathon

On Tuesday, we went to school. But we weren’t writing tests, and while we did give a few speeches, the most important thing is what the students did. Over the course of one school day, a group of about 50 students at Burnaby South Secondary students spent the day with us and built over 20 LipSyncs.

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