Part two of EAT, electronic assistive technology, this time not in the EAT clinic but in a combined therapy session.

Here is the setup.


The switch (a different one) under Pádraig’s foot, with a wire coming out of it which is connected to a box that is connected to a wall plug and to a radio. When Pádraig presses the switch, the radio turns on; he presses it again, the radio turns off.

This is different from answering yes/no questions, or pressing the switch when he hears a certain letter he’s been given earlier, because this is initiating the action himself. He presses the switch when he wants to listen, and he presses it again when he had enough.

Back on the ward, we put the switch into his hand (the cables didn’t reach to his foot). And guess what? Right! Not a prob.


To finish off on another note: watch the videos, it’s important to watch them in sequence. And in case you haven’t been in Ireland, the wind and rain here, especially in the West, has been the worst ever.

Click here to watch the first video.

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And then click here to watch the ‘pimped up’ version of it. No surprise, really, that this got almost 400,000 views in just two days.

Someone said, they could use this for the next sequel of Jurassic Parc.