Why we do it:
My first exposure to the Assistive Technology industry while consulting was shocking. Coming from the high tech Fortune 500 engineering labs, what I saw looked to me to be antiquated, unreliable, and horribly expensive. I felt there was something morally wrong when someone buying a $1,000 computer had to pay $1,500 for an Assistive Technology mouse that usually worked.
When my own disability issues interfered with my ability to continue working, I accepted a higher calling. I felt I could put my background to good use designing products that were easier to use, more reliable and cost effective.
My goal was to build a computer input device that could be found on the shelf at a local electronics store for under $100. (remember calculators in the ‘70s ) We still have a way to go, but I’d like to think we’re at least headed the right direction.