Sunday, October 04, 2009

Nate Driving His Power Chair -YOUTUBE

Nathan got a new set up for driving his power chair. It's a scanning device with a red light that rotates for forward, right, left and backwards. He has a micro light switch with his knee for the direction he wants to go. He's only practiced this for three days and is doing very well! He was using a mini joystick with his finger, but didn't have the strength or enough movement in his finger to drive with complete accuracy. I think this device suits him better. But he'll need lots of practice! He LOVES driving. Gives him independence and mobility. His favorite thing is going in circles - imagine that for a 6 year old boy!