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Adaptive tech connects paralyzed woman to the world

Technology allows a quadrapalegic woman to open doors, make calls, adjust lighting, watch TV, along with other tasks of daily living.

With the flick of her tongue, Carol Spoden can connect with the world.

The Richmond resident is paralyzed from the neck down, a condition that developed from multiple sclerosis.

She can move only her head, her tongue, her eyelids.

But using those assets, she can call her husband Virgil, summon her daughter and caregiver Jill, open the home’s door, dim the lights and select that favorite Western available for streaming on Netflix.

How?

Her pal Richard Dreyfuss. Actually, his name is Tom Ardolf, president of Cybermation in Waite Park. (Carol thinks he bears a striking resemblance to the actor.)

His company designed and installed a system that lets Carol control her surroundings through a tablet, controlled with a mouse designed to be moved by her tongue. The mouse is also 3D-printed.

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