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    Environmental Control

    Hi all, hope everyone is well.

    I have the local environment control team contacting me in a week or so and I was wondering what sort of things they can offer but also what anyone else may have found really useful?

    I use a smartbox gridpad via a head mouse which I have managed to get working the sky TV and I use the voice to tell Alexa off every now and then.

    I'm really interested in what else might be available.

    thanks in advance

    Rich

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    Environmental control team have made it possible for me to control the following from my iPhone via a Housemate device - rise and recline chair, living room tv, Sky Q box, hospital bed, bedroom tv, Sky mini box, two plug in lights. Very useful. I didn’t know what might be possible either before their visit
    Last edited by PeterPan; 6 March 2022, 07:32.
    Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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      #3
      thanks Peter that's a really interesting piece of kit. I would love to use an ipad as my communication device but I can only have a windows device from the local communication aid service.

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        #4
        Hi Rich,

        https://forum.mndassociation.org/for...3-integramouse

        Integramouse+ was supplied to me by my local team

        James
        Foxes Never Quit πŸ’™

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          #5
          ….and also voice control for my bed:

          https://forum.mndassociation.org/for...ome-automation

          Foxes Never Quit πŸ’™

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            #6
            thanks James , I think I read your post before but the search didn't bring it up!

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              #7
              I also managed to find this:

              Talk Pad - thinksmartbox.com

              which I would be really interested in!

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                #8
                blimey, not at all the subject I thought it would be; although I would have been at a loss working out why the forum subject would be about environmental factors!
                Mum died with MND in 1979 – My sister and I have a wonky gene, probably inherited from mum. Reckon my MND started sometime in 2018.

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                  #9
                  well thanks for everyone input I had some great ideas. Unfortunately the Bedfordshire environmental control team consists of one lovely lady and nothing in the way of resources.

                  the only thing that I asked about which could be possible was adjusting my rise recliner but that is apparently contra indicated because I might somehow accidentally recline my chair and choke on my own saliva?

                  I don't know how she thinks I sleep each night - presumably standing upright?!

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                    #10
                    richcrocker That's disappointing/frustrating/downright annoying 😟

                    Was the lady from an dedicated assistive technology service? xx

                    PS: yes, how are you waking up every morning? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
                    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                      #11
                      Ellie she was the entire bedfordshire NHS team. She was lovely and meant well but ultimately not the saviour I'd been led to expect!
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                        #12
                        richcrocker Sounds as if you're in a 'Not Spot' when it comes to assistive technology 😟😩
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

                        ​

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                          #13
                          I am, luckily I'm a bit of a geek so I'm relishing the challenge of sorting it out. Learnt how to programme grid 3, got Alexa behaving herself and hive heating hue lights and anything else wifi enabled!

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