Sebastian Jansson is eleven years old and has big dreams for the future. We watch Sebastian grow and develop. He has made giant advances since he got his MyTobii. He sees opportunities that previously were unimaginable. He has dreams for the future and can foresee a place in society. As parents, it warms our hearts.
Born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), 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, Sebastian can now do many things himself he couldn’t do before.
Since birth, Sebastian has lived without speech. At first his parents could interpret his needs by reading his eyes and facial expressions, just as every parent does. Eventually they introduced communication pictures and Bliss symbols and after a few years at school, he also began to use a basic AAC device.
“I used to get tired quickly. I often couldn’t express what I wanted to say. It made me really sad and frustrated when no one understood what I was trying to tell them. Now I can write and tell others what I want them to do,” explains Sebastian.
Sebastian now uses his MyTobii P10, an eye-controlled communications device, both in school and at home to write, send e-mail, talk, play games, listen to music, draw, do his homework, and call for help. He feels that it is much easier to control a computer with his eyes instead of with his foot and voice.
As Sebastian demonstrates, eye tracking technology gives people the chance to reach their full potential. Take writing in his school diary - Sebastian now writes between four and five sentences a day in his diary- Before he had his MyTobii, he only had enough stamina to write two sentences.
“Eye tracking allows Sebastian to communicate effortlessly and he spends hours in front of his MyTobii each day,” says his mother.
“We watch Sebastian grow and develop. He has made giant advances since he got his MyTobii. He sees opportunities that previously were unimaginable. He has dreams for the future and can foresee a place in society. As parents, it warms our hearts,” says Sebastian’s dad.