Technology

The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist: Mick Ebeling on TED.com

Posted by: Matthew Trost

The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist — and gives others in his circumstance — the means to make art again. (Recorded at TEDActive 2011, March 2011, in Palm Springs, CA. Duration: 7:50)

Watch Mick Ebeling’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 900+ TEDTalks.