What happened Stephen Hawking special wheelchair after death? What was writing transformed about this chair so special thoughts?
Motorized wheelchair placed after Stephen Hawking was paralyzed. After suffering from motor neurone disease valued it 15,000 pound an online auction.
Donated two charities chairs sale money, Stephen Hawking Foundation and Motor Neuron Diseases Association.
Become obscure Hawking words the age of 21. Since 1985 it has stopped talking. That year Hawking traveled to Geneva attend to the CERN event. In case of sudden pneumonia, tracheotomy normalize breathing. He lost his speech.
After losing speech, famous physicist try to back talking using spelling cards. He write his letters one by one. It was lot of patience. He also tried what he wanted to say explain with his eyes.
His physicist friend Martin King secretly contacted to solve Hawking plight with California company WordPlus. They were working on a program called Equalizer, by clicking on a handheld device where words interpreted through computer.
SpeechPlus made by Equipped with Equalizer Hawking speech synthesizer. It is attached handle of wheelchair. Through the instrument Hand gestures written on the computer. And that word floated through synthesizer.
Up to 15 mechanical sounds Hawking could express in one minute. First thing he said what he needed an assistant, a brief history of time.
In 1997 after more decade, Hawking meet Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. He urged Hawking to use Intel original computer with high powerful microprocessor. Intel providing with all the technical support. After several years, his body became completely paralyzed. This time his assistant invented a new device. Called Chick Speech, which works with the help of infrared rays, fitted with Hawking glasses. And other part of device is put on his cheek with software.
So far his head has been bent one side. And one side completely useless. Chick Speech software could caused vibration of the muscle on one side cheek.
In 2011, muscles on one side cheek also stopped moving. Hawking could only say two words at last minute. He wrote to Intel co-founder Gordon Moore Can your organization help? speaking had slowed.
Hawking 70th birthday, entire Intel lab brought to Cambridge. Despite many attempts, Hawking ability to speak did not increase.