New Technology Helps Quadriplegic - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/16/04

New Technology Helps Quadriplegic

A man in Salt Lake City is benefiting from one of the newest conveniences that allow him to communicate. A shooting six years ago left Justin Duncan a quadriplegic.

For years, a nurse had to turn appliances and TV's on and off for him, and intercept his phone calls. Well, not anymore.

Training on a small visual display, Justin is learning now how to use a new device funded by the Travis Roy Foundation out of New York which allows him to make calls or control electronic devices simply by puffing or sipping from his lips.

"Very important. One of the most important things in my life -- independence," says Justin Duncan, quadriplegic.

With this device, Justin says he can have more control over his life, even go to college after all.

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