I was watching Sunday Today with Willie Geist this morning and saw a fascinating story about an architect who designed a smart home that’s accessible for those with ALS, including himself.
Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS back in 2006 and given 3-5 years to live. He didn’t accept this grim prognosis. Instead, he’s been instrumental in making a home for 30 people with ALS that is accessible through computers.
Through his one remaining motor function – movement of his head – he is able to control everything from thermostats to lights to all electrical devices in the house.
Check out the video and the article:
Inside the 1st high-tech smart home designed for people with ALS
In the same spirit of the story I shared in a recent post – Architect Doesn’t Let Blindness Stop Him From Doing What He Loves – this is another inspiring example of someone not letting a major disability defeat them. Saling was given years to live, a fate many reasonable people would resign themselves to just live out as best they can. Instead, he not only found ways to better his own situation, but help others.