NeuroSwitch Featured at Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)

CEO Peter Ford and NeuroSwitch user Michael Phillips, who has spinal muscular atrophy, recently attended the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) 20th anniversary event. In the photo below, Michael Phillips is controlling a virtual jet fighter, engaging and downing other aircraft, with a single NeuroSwitch control site on his forehead.

NPR-affiliate WVXU Interviews James Schorey + Peter Ford

This week, James and Peter discussed the NeuroSwitch and ALS patients with reporter Ann Thompson on WVXU, Cincinnati’s NPR affiliate. The Control Bionics offices are located in Milford, near Cincinnati, so we were excited to share our work and the history of the NeuroSwitch with a local radio audience.

Listen to our interview to hear more about our work with ALS patients, including Professor Stephen Hawking. (He always seems to come up in these conversations!)

NeuroSwitch Drives Robots at AnyBots Factory

“Today I just drove around the factory, navigating between tables and pillars, and other robots. I tried taking the tight spaces on purpose, just for kicks. I got a tour of the factory from a fellow named Bill. I followed him around, hearing about different projects, got to meet his lovely wife.” – Michael Phillips

This week, NeuroSwitch user Michael Phillips and our own Founder and CEO Peter Ford used the NeuroSwitch to visit the AnyBots factory in California. They connected to their robots over the internet and controlled them with their NeuroSwitches, touring the factory by driving, seeing, and speaking through the robots.

Phillips was at home in Florida. Ford was in Australia. Capping the day was a race between Phillips, an avid gamer and extremely fast NeuroSwitch user, and Ford. Phillips, in his own words, “smoked Peter and his dejected robot.” We expect there will be a rematch.

View an article about their day from The Australian: The Australian