For patients who have suffered a complete spinal cord injury, like Wesley Tweet, their first glimpse of independence often occurs once they arrive to a specialized rehabilitation facility like Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in Nebraska. A quadriplegic, Wesley was completely dependent upon others to manage simple tasks like turning on the TV until he was introduced to Curbell’s AC20 Assistive Control Adaptor at Madonna.
“When I was in acute care, I wasn’t able to move or speak,” Wesley said. “The AC20 would have given me a way to reach the outside world and communicate what my needs were. I think that would have been very beneficial.”
Now, using a sip/puff mechanism to navigate the AC20, Wesley can control his hospital room TV and lights independently, and is still able to call the nurse when he needs assistance. He says the device is easy to use and provides him with added confidence in his journey to recovery.
The AC20 gives patients lacking hand control the ability to use sip-and-puff devices, button switches, or other types of sensors to call the nurse, control the TV, adjust lighting, and even open shades and drapes