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User Stories

On these pages we have collected some amazing stories about remarkable individuals who, despite their disabilities, keep on going. Their stories are encouraging and show that solutions from Tobii can play a part in leading a more independent and fulfilled life.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all those who are still around, while we keep the memory of those we have lost close to our hearts. These are their stories.

  • Stepffi

    Stepffi and her Tobii I-12

    Stepffi is 45 years old, lives alone in her apartment in Osnabrück, Germany and suffers from tetra spasticism, which was caused during her birth due to a lack of oxygen. When spending time with her, it is really surprising to see how independent she is.

    Learn more about Stepffi and her Tobii I-12
  • Lianna and her Tobii C12

    Lianna and her Tobii C12

    Ever since she was two years old—when she would look from the clock to the door in anticipation of a visit by her grandmother—Lianna Bryant has used her eyes to communicate. Today, Lianna, who has cerebral palsy, relies on her Tobii C12 assistive and augmentative communication (AAC) device and the Tobii CEye Eye Control Module to converse with her eyes.

    Learn more about Lianna and her Tobii C12
  • Kevin O'Brien

    Kevin and his Tobii C15

    Imagine having so much to say but no way to say it, and you can begin to empathize with what the Tobii C15 assistive and augmentative communication (AAC) device means to Kevin O’Brien.

    Learn more about Kevin and his Tobii C15
  • Tobii user Brandon Cover

    Brandon and his Tobii C12

    Brandon Kover tells us about his Tobii C12: “It is the best of both worlds – because it is a powerful computer and an easy to use communication device.”

    Learn more about Brandon and his Tobii C12
  • Ryan and his I-12

    Ryan and his Tobii I-12

    "Tobii is the best device out there and the best one I have ever had" - says Ryan Carter about his Tobii I-12

    Learn more about Ryan and his Tobii I-12
  • Learning to write with LiterAACy

    Mara and her C12

    Mara is learning to read and write just like her schoolmates. The difference, however, is that Mara writes using her eyes.

    Learn more about Mara and her C12
  • Tobii user Kathrin Lemler and her Tobii C12 AAC device

    Kathrin and her Tobii C12

    When it comes to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and how they work in the real world, not many people know more than 26-year-old Kathrin Lemler, from Cologne, Germany.

    Learn more about Kathrin and her Tobii C12
  • Tobii User Ulrich with his C12 communication aid

    Ulrich and his P10 and C12

    For 10 year old Ulrich it is difficult to speak his mind verbally due to his CP diagnosis. Tobii's assistive technology and eye controled devices has been a great benefit for both Ulrich and his family.

    Learn more about Ulrich and his P10 and C12
  • Patrick and his Tobii C15

    Over my life, I have tried a whole raft of communication systems...This is no lie, but I always wished, I could have a direct input method that I could use with my eyes...

    Learn more about Patrick and his Tobii C15
  • Markus and his Tobii C12

    Markus and his Tobii C12

    “With the Tobii C12, I feel less disabled. Just being able to be normal in some environments is a big win in itself” – Markus Petersson.

    Learn more about Markus and his Tobii C12
  • Candi and her Tobii C12

    Pronounced dead at birth, Tobii helped Candi Yarborough to find her voice - what she did with it when she found it is both remarkable and inspiring.

    Learn more about Candi and her Tobii C12
  • Hunter and his MyTobii P10

    Hunter and his MyTobii P10

    Hunter Dunn is a remarkable young man, with Cerebral Palsy and a MyTobii P10. Working with him and his family has been a pleasure for everyone at Tobii. Hunter wrote the following beautiful letter to us, that we have included so he can share his experience with you all.

    Learn more about Hunter and his MyTobii P10
  • Sebastian and his MyTobii P10

    Sebastian and his MyTobii P10

    Born with Cerebral Palsy, Sebastian is a happy eleven-year old boy with a great self-esteem and big dreams for the future, and thanks to the MyTobii P10, he can now do many things himself he couldn’t do before.

    Learn more about Sebastian and his MyTobii P10
  • Jorunn and her MyTobii P10

    Jorunn and her MyTobii P10

    “With eye control, Jorunn can express herself socially and creatively”.

    Learn more about Jorunn and her MyTobii P10
  • Astrid and her MyTobii P10

    Astrid and her MyTobii P10

    An acute lack of oxygen at birth left Astrid unable to communicate through speech - until she found the MyTobii P10.

    Learn more about Astrid and her MyTobii P10
  • Elin and her MyTobii P10

    Elin and her MyTobii P10

    “Elin will never be able to hold a pen or type on a keyboard, so the Tobii solutions fits her very well. It’s her tool for meeting the world”- Lotta Appelqvist, Elin’s mother.

    Learn more about Elin and her MyTobii P10
  • Lianna improving her communication skills using Tobii C12

    Lianna and her Tobii C12 (video)

    Lianna improves her communication skills using Tobii's eye control technology.

    Learn more about Lianna and her Tobii C12 (video)