Quadriplegic Earns Guinness Typing Record By Way of Mouth

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Technology can amaze, inspire, and shock us all. In this story, though, technology helps one quadriplegic do all three. Hank Torres is paralyzed from the shoulders down, but that didn’t stop him from setting a new Guinness world record in “Fastest Hands-Free Typing.” The amazing thing, though, was that he did this with his mouth, along with the help of some amazing technology.

By combining TrackerPro, a Sip-Puff mouth switch, and SWYPE on-screen keyboard on Windows 7, Mr. Torres completed a complicated sentence used to judge typing speed at an impressive 83.09 seconds. But don’t take our word for it. Check out the video (the action starts at the one-minute mark) and see for yourself.

Written by James Mowery

James Mowery is a passionate technology journalist and entrepreneur who has written for various top-tier publications like Mashable and CMSWire. Follow him on Twitter: @JMowery.
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Travis
February 3rd, 2011 at 6:14 am

My father is quadriplegic – he is paralyzed from the neck down and can’t move his arms or legs. This man is paraplegic.

 

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