Nicholas Giovinco

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Open Source Medical Technology

Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist


As part of a continual appreciation, this is another great example of Open Source medical technology applied.  Using a handful of parts and components, (cheap), this lecture details the uses and story behind something very amazing.

The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist -- and gives others in his circumstance -- the means to make art again.