Setting up tecla-e for iPhone to control smartphone without hands

Together with assistance I set up a tecla-e bluetooth switch control device so that I could independently use my phone that was attached to my wheelchair.

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Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

What a challenge!

I went from the neurological rehabilitation hospital Beelitz Heilstätten to visit my company with its offices at the Transistor coworking space in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The purpose of my trip was a meeting with an auditor of the labour office which is responsible for substituting inclusion of employees with handicap. Continue reading Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury

I always believed I am unbreakable. I actually never broke any of my bones.

Now I broke my neck. Irreversible paralysis, all four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing by my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.

However I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all things which changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury

Beelitz Heilstätten

More than 100 years ago there was no antibiotics to treat Tuberkulose patients.

This is why the hospital city Beelitz Heilstätten with 60 buildings was founded 1898 in the middle of nowhere: Brandenburg.

The deep forest is probably the best environment to offer conservative Air, Water and Light therapy.

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Tetraplegia Sub C3 complete

Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms.

Sub C3 describes my level of the spinal cord injury, it means the last vertebrae which works is C3 and underneath there is the damage. C4 and C5 are broken, so is the belonging spinal cord.

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