“I can’t live without Steeper Assistive Technology because I would feel cut off from this world, bored and depressed. With my Activ and pererro+ I have enjoyed getting my life back on track and my friends and family are really happy that I have my independence back.” Farhad Hussain
Discover a variety of case studies and success stories from people who have used Steeper's Assistive Technology devices to regain their independence.
At 18:58 on Monday 29th May was the first time that Sarah painted with her eyes. The diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease meant Sarah’s life was changing, and knowing that she would have to depend on others was difficult. However, her biggest challenge was the prospect of losing her ability to create art. Following consultations with therapists and engineers, Sarah was able to adjust to PCEye software that allowed her to communicate and paint through her eyes. This eye gaze technology has given Sarah new hope and has enabled her to carry on creating her masterpieces, reigniting her passion for art.
At 13:10 on Friday 12th January was the day that Maureen was able to control her home through her iPhone. Young at heart, Maureen had always led an independent lifestyle. However, with her health deteriorating and her mobility affected by her arthritis, Maureen turned to Steeper to help with making her home life that bit easier. Soon after her assessment with a Steeper engineer, Maureen was able to fully control her home through her iPhone. Switching the lights on and off remotely, meant she no longer had to struggle getting out of her chair to do the simplest of tasks.
At 10:17 on Wednesday 3rd March was the day that Rajiv was able to change the channel on his television himself; sparking the boost of independence he had longed for. Diagnosed with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy at birth and with no natural speech, Rajiv Neel-Sivan has spent his time growing up learning how to use specialist communication devices to control his environment for everyday tasks. His desire to do things autonomously, led to him trialing the Activ 500, enabling him to take control of numerous functions for a more independent lifestyle.
I have a progressive muscle wasting disability called Chronic Spinal Muscular Atrophy and severe Scoliosis, which means I’m paralysed from the neck down and am dependent upon my electric wheelchair, a vast assortment of specialist equipment and round-the-clock care.
At age 21, I suffered a devastating stroke that left me completely paralysed apart from my eyes. My condition is called Locked-in Syndrome, which means that I’m completely aware of what’s going on around me, but I’m a prisoner in my own body. I can’t communicate verbally and I can’t move.
15:36 Thursday 8th January, was the moment Jason regained control of his world. It started after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and Fabry’s disease, meaning he had to give up work, knowing that his condition would eventually cost him his ability to communicate and interact with the world. But when our engineer installed innovative devices and enviromental controls, including an I-Series, he gained not just a new way to communicate and control his home – but also the peace of mind that, no matter how his condition develops, he’ll always be able to communicate and carry on enjoying life with his family.
To find out more, or to arrange a visit with your local Assistive Technology Product Advisor, email or call us on 0113 207 0449 today.