“At the Leonard Florence Center for Living, residents can control just about everything around them through a series of blinks.
“The community is located in Chelsea, Massachusetts and run by the Chelsea Jewish Foundation; it currently has 10 Green House-style skilled nursing residences with 10 bedrooms each. Two of the Green Houses are built for people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and one is specifically equipped for residents living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“On these three floors, wheelchair-bound residents of all ages can control everything with an on-and-off switch—lights, televisions, window shades, air conditioning, phones—using only their eyes.
“The minds behind this innovative community believe its technology may have a future in more skilled nursing facilities, or even assisted living communities where seniors struggle with mobility.”