An electrical engineer from California has taken utilized his technical know-how and created a “FrankenKindle” to help his sister who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Using a “hacked” Kindle eBook reader, six large buttons taken from a V.Reader childrens’ eBook device, a few planks of wood, and an array of wiring and circuitry, Glenn from Santa Cruz, California, was able tofashion together a device for his sister, who suffered the birth injury and now has difficulty with basic motor functions.
In order to accommodate her limited motor functions, the larger buttons from the V.Reader are rewired to perform the basic commands on the Kindle and allow her to read books. Everything is connected through a series of circuits that are housed behind the Kindle in wood casing.
Glenn currently has assigned functions to all six of the V.Reader buttons. He added in a YouTube video that he was thinking of adding new function buttons during “later revisions” to the device in the future.
While Glenn only made the device for his sister and makes no mention of producing more versions of it, his story does show the great lengths that some families must go to in order to make life easier for loved ones suffering from cerebral palsy.
If you would like to pursue a potential birth injury lawsuit in order to receive a financial settlement that could fund medical costs for your loved one, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer at American Law Partners today to learn about your legal options.