Spinal injury is the most common cause of quadriplegia, though there are many diseases that can produce the same result – inability to produce controlled movement in any of your limbs or head. For people in this situation independent control of their wheelchairs is not possible – the technology just isn’t available. Independent mobility increases quality of life significantly, and its loss is keenly felt by those robbed of it, through accident or disease.
The scale of the problem is enormous. ALS is responsible for only a tiny fraction of the people in this situation, yet there are five thousand ALS sufferers at any one time in the UK alone, and twenty thousand in the US. Most of them will end up sitting immobile in their wheelchairs, unable to move on their own. Eyedrivomatic could help most of them.