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Hands-Free Smartphone Opens New Doors For Disabled

Would you be able to function without your smartphone? You will probably quickly answer 'no'. Now think about those people who CAN'T use one do to disability. JTA — Giora Livne, a 65-year-old quadriplegic, lost all but the smallest movements in his neck in an accident nine years ago. Not being able to use a smartphone has limited him to doing small things we may take for granted, like ordering flowers for his wife.

Having an engineering background, he decided to put the parts in play to make a handsfree smartphone to serve those with spinal cord injuries, ALS, cerebral palsy or other disabilities that hamper the use of hands and arms. Livne is the co-founder of Sesame Enable, an Israeli company building what is believed to be the first completely hands-free smartphone. The smartphone is controlled with head movement. This will make using a smartphone possible for those who, before now, couldn't use one.

"Our intention is to help them regain control, regain independence, privacy, the freedom to do whatever they want, where they want, when they want," says Sesame cofounder Oded Bendov.

They named the phone 'Sesame' because it opens a new world for disabled people; the phone turns on with two words: Open Sesame.

H/T The Times of Israel

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