At age 40, Henry Evans was left mute and quadriplegic after a stroke-like attack caused by a hidden birth defect. Years of therapy helped him learn to move his head and use a finger –which allows him to use a head-tracking device to communicate with a computer using experimental interfaces.
Now, working with Robots for Humanity, he’s a pioneer in adaptive robotic tech to help him, and other disabled people like him, navigate the world. Evans is a frequent and enthusiastic collaborator with robotics teams who are developing tools to help the severely disabled navigate their lives. Suitable Technologies, and Beam, is happy to help Evans be on stage for TEDxMidAtlantic.