09-24-2007, 01:42 PM
| | Re: Mobile phone for a user with a disability
On Sep 22, 6:07 pm, "Peter Maddern" <pmadalternate-
> A disabled person is looking for help with making and receiving taking phone
> calls. He can't use his hands and therefore can't dial out or click the
> "accept call" or "end call" button. Also, because he can't use his hands, he
> can't put on and take off a headset or earpiece. He can use a foot control
> of some sort.
> Is there a mobile designed for disabled users who can't operate the phone at
> all by hand which:-
> Allows a user to accept a call and terminate a call by voice?
> Can dial out a number by voice
> Has a built in speaker which can be turned on by voice or can be set to be
> turned on permanently?
> If there's no such phone on the market, what some sort of voice command
> programme running on a Pocket PC under Windows Mobile?
sounds like an interesting project for a electronic enginerring or
medical engineering student to put together an interface for this
person, given the level of disability described by the Op it's
probable the person with the disability is a wheel chair user and more
than likely a powerchair user ... it's almost into the realms of
custom carkit on the chair time with the remote interfaces that
usually integrate the carkit into the car integrated into the control
system of the chair
as the other poster who replied said local rehabilitation medicine /
wheelchair services bods probably know who is best to get intouch