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Yan Ching-hong, a quadriplegic patient, is shown browsing the Internet using a pacifier-shaped switch invented by Luo Ching-hsing, a professor at National Cheng Kung University, in Taiwan. The switch, which connects to the computer via a USB port, uses Morse code to translate long and short presses into keyboard commands. Ching-hong has become so adept that he can type out messages to his Facebook friends at a speed of 50 words per minute.
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Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.