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Gleason shows high-tech controls at ALS, MS home

4 years 5 months 6 days ago January 17, 2013 Jan 17, 2013 Thursday, January 17 2013 January 17, 2013 2:41 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says that until there's a cure for his paralyzing disease, technology is the cure.

He showed off some of that technology Thursday at a residence he's creating for up to 18 people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis, another disease that progressively damages the nervous system.

A computerized system in the Team Gleason House lets someone control lights, doors, window shades, televisions, and room temperature by moving a hand or with head, eyes, or breath.

Chase gave Gleason's foundation $350,000 to install the system made by Promixis LLC of Jupiter, Fla.

The home at St. Margaret's Daughters Home is expected to open this spring. It's the second designed for ALS and MS patients. The other is in Chelsea, Mass.

IMAGE: TeamGleason.org

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