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    Alternative wheelchair drive controls

    I actually alternate between the two. I like the Independence Drive because it is so much easier physically. However , as with all eye gaze , there is still the issue of use in sun. If they ever solve that problem , it would be great.
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    Alternative wheelchair drive controls

    Hello everyone. I have chin control on my chair. You can have it set up with a mount rather than the neck harness. It is just an arm that attaches to the headrest. I also have the Independence Drive. It does only control the drive portion of the chair. So I use it in conjunction with chin control.
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    Talk to Me Technologies

    They are a legitimate company with a great product. I am currently using their Zuvo 12 device. They use Grid 3 software and the device is a Microsoft Surface. The VA issues them , so that should tell you that they are reputable. I can answer specific questions if you have any.
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    Microsoft Surface Pro

    Thanks. Fortunately , mine came with an external battery. I wish they would make something to plug into the chair.
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    Microsoft Surface Pro

    Anyone using a Surface as a communication device found a way to power it via your wheelchair? I have USB ports on my chair but can't find a power cord for it.
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    Second Wheelchair for traveling

    If you are getting SSDI you should be getting Medicare. I get it and I am 44. As for the chair , I had no luck with the VA. I didn't think to go through Medicare. That might work.
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    Precision Medicine Program?

    I participated for almost four years. I recently opted out of the study. It really is not a burden to keep up with. Just answering questionnaires occasionally and wearing sensors for one week a month. As said above , there is not really any personal benefit but I try to participate in as many...
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    Veteran Directed Care

    I sent you an email.
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    Shoot me your email and I will fill you in on details about VDC. I just don't want to put it out...

    Shoot me your email and I will fill you in on details about VDC. I just don't want to put it out there. (email removed, sent via pm)
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    Veteran Directed Care

    It all depends. They do an assessment to determine the veteran's needs. Then they work through a local agency to oversee everything.
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    Veteran Directed Care

    Have you been in contact with a VSO such as Paralyzed Veterans of America? Your husband should have been approved by now. Send me a PM if you need further assistance.
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    Veteran Directed Care

    VDC is a program that allows the veteran to hire assistance to allow them to remain at home. There are some stipulations to the program and it is not offered everywhere. It allows you to "hire" anyone including family. They are paid as an employee.
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    Veteran Directed Care

    Update: With the start of the new fiscal year , we received news that we are approved for VDC. My wife will be my first "employee " and our plan is to transition to a hired caregiver after the new year.
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    Eyegaze systems

    I have been using the TTMT eyegaze for a while now. It is not a dedicated speech only device. It is a Microsoft Surface , so it has all the connectivity you could need. No one is good with tracking at first . It comes with use. Previously , I was using a PRC Accent which was similar. I enjoy the...
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    Veteran Directed Care

    We recently requested assistance as well so we are waiting to see how that pans out.
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