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Cover Story - August 22, 2007

Helping Henry

Local teens use robotics to give disabled man part of his life back

by Rotem Ben-Shachar. Photos Norbert von der Groeben

On a bright afternoon in early August, Henry Evans' face lit up. In the bedroom of his Los Altos home, he demonstrated how — with only a slight movement of his head — he could do something he had not done for years: turn on his television.

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Editorial Intern Rotem Ben-Shachar can be e-mailed at rbenshachar@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Ken Nelson
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Aug 23, 2007 at 11:13 am

What a great story about how kids can learn the practical uses of technology beyond videogames, and significantly help improve someone's life! Now if more teams of kids focused on tackling the development of tools for use by disabled people rather than use their energy on making battlebots, a lot more people's lives could be positively affected, including the kids, and how much nore valuable the results would be. More power to all those involved, and keep up the good work.





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Posted by Cialis
a resident of Fairmeadow School
on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

uS5GAI Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!


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