A switch operated only by your ear muscles has won first place at The National Robotarium event for robotics and care at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Having a real-life person – a professional care worker or family member, tend to your every need when recovering from an operation or suffering with a bad back is a privilege to have. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, we all have our own unique situation and circumstances, or maybe you prefer not to rely on someone for all of your daily needs.
Earswitch can give you back some of your independence in situations like these, allowing you to operate many household appliances and devices from only your ear.
Here’s what the Scottish Housing News reported about Earswitch’s part in the event…
You can read the full story here.
We being a senior living community ourselves, find this news refreshing and will be following closely how the technology advances.
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