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Submission + - Helpless Help Themselves (blogspot.com)

Penguinshit writes: "People with advanced stage Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) are often fully quadriplegic and have a machine pushing air into their lungs. They need someone to always be within earshot of alarms, but what happens if the caretaker goes to sleep? Thanks to eyegaze computer technology and social media, one can call on another to sound the alarm!"

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