Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Using My Movement
I thought I'd show a video that was taken when I was at Gillette Lifetime Clinic for an OT appointment. In an earlier post, I talked a little bit about the environmental control unit called Relax II that I could run with my thumb movement. The pictures above are of the system and the micro light switch that plugs into it. The video below shows me pushing the switch and controlling it all by myself. A single tear started to roll down my cheek when I was doing it. This is the first time that I've actually used my movement to do something, even though it wasn't set up to anything. I was having trouble putting it on my blog so I uploaded it to YouTube. Check it out!
They let me take it home for a trial, but there's a slight problem. My thumb doesn't always cooperate so I'm not able to do it every time. Plus the switch is a little too sensitive so if my thumb is just a little bit tight it holds the switch down which makes me unable to use it. Hopefully when I get my new wheelchair they can mount something that comes around to my cheek and I can use it that way.
The picture below is of the page turner that I want to get. I can also use the switch to control that. Jenni