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Suggestions for Apps/tech for quadruple amputee.

EightairEightair Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone. My cousin has sadly had his hands and feet amputated after a lung infection triggered sepsis and his body went into septic shock. He is still in hospital and has a long road ahead to recovery, but has asked for a tablet so he can communicate with family and friends and connect to the Internet. I have downloaded EVA facial mouse from the google play store for him along with google voice assist. EVA allows him to control a cursor on screen enabling him to operate the tablet and voice assist enhances the functions of Google assistant. I was wondering if anyone can suggest any other apps or tech/ devices that would be useful for someone who no longer has the use of his hands and feet. Thank you. 
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,695 Scope community team
    Hi @Eightair. It's great you're looking at various options to help your cousin. 
    I'm going to tag our assistive tech experts @Ryan_Assistive and @Andy_Assistive in case they have any other suggestions for you.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @Eightair and welcome to the community.

    Sorry to hear about what your cousin has been through, but I'm glad you're being so helpful and trying to make sure he can use technology.

    Hopefully Andy and Ryan, as well as other community members, will be able to offer their insight. What tablet did you get him?
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  • Andy_AssistiveAndy_Assistive Scope adviser Posts: 46 Courageous
    Hi @Eightair
    The solutions that will be suitable will vary depending upon the kind of technology that your cousin wants to use.

    On a PC with Win 10 (and some recent older versions of Windows) you can use voice recognition to control the computer or you could use use products like Dragon Dictate for navigating the internet as well as dictating documents.

    On an iPhone or iPad you can use voice control. https://www.apple.com/uk/accessibility has more information on this.

    On Android you can use voice access https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6151848 for more details.
    for household use smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home are good alternatives to things like a radio and can be used to control a wide range of things like lighting and heating through compatible switches and controls.

    I'd have a think about how a tablet can be put in a suitable location to see it and use it and an adjustable mount could be a good idea to help hold it in the right place.
     
    There are ways that tablets can be controlled other than by voice so if the advice above isn't suitable please say and I can talk about those solutions.

    Andy 
      
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Thanks @Andy_Assistive, that's great.

    I hope the above information is helpful for you @Eightair?
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