Quadruple amputee, Travis Mills, shares how Apple Watch has changed his life
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 21, 2016, 5:21 PM
SSG Mills was an exception. The explosion caused him to lose portions of both legs and both arms, making Mills one of only five quadruple amputee casualties from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Amputee injuries in general from these conflicts are fairly infrequent, though they are the most visible. The technology for prosthetics continues to advance rapidly, resulting in microprocessor assisted knees, and myoelectric hands which respond to sensor assisted input from the wearer.
These solutions are all fine and dandy for those missing a limb or two, but missing all four? When your injury puts you in the fraction of a hundredth-of-a-percentile, creativity counts, and technology is essential.
Since his injuries, SSG Mills has started a number of ventures to assist himself, and other wounded veterans, as well as a consultancy to work with companies and organizations that look for new ways to address challenges and adversities.
Travis Mills read the other day that sales of the Apple Watch were perhaps not growing to the expectations of Apple and Wall Street institutions. However, for him, the Apple Watch has changed his life, thanks to some friends of his that bought him the wearable some time ago. The voice commands, along with dial and home button on the Apple Watch, make for an ideal assistant for someone who does not have use of their limbs to operate common consumer electronics. Given that, Mills wanted to offer his own perspective about the value of the Apple Watch in his daily life.
Check out Travis Mills’ take in the quick video below. If you want to learn more about his activities, foundation, and other ventures, check out TravisMills.org.
via: SSG Travis Mills (Facebook)
Eagerly waiting for the Apple-hate bandwagon squad copy/paste their so old and tired comments, below.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 5:23 PM 2
You're not any better bringing it up.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 6:02 PM 20
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I have great respect for him and his friend that give him the apple watch. It would be great if Apple would pay him for his promotion. Since you issue us an open invitation to troll, i will add this sneak bits just for you. Android Wear Google Now voice command should work as well, some say better than Siri. So it does not matter whether he has a Apple watch or Android Wear watch on his wrist. There you go! Especially for AlikMalix.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 9:20 PM 2
It sucks that you can't use the hand on the Apple phone even though you can do that on Android so it wouldn't have been a problem in the first place and every single Android watch can do that and more by voice you don't have to use your nose you can flip the wrist for instance, or tell it from the home screen send a text or send an email or read the last message
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 11:53 PM 2
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Honestly, it seems.. like a paid promotion. Given that other products provide the same thing it does make the article feel like a paid promotion, rather then an article about how his life is improved by tech, personally I feel like we are almost bombarded with promotions and ads about how 'great' Apple products are, and that is the main part that frustrates me about Apple, if people want to use Apple products and enjoy them the most, they should use them, those that don't shouldn't. But all these ads and promotions? seems really in your face compared to ads and promotions others do and there are definitely more of them as well.
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 10:59 AM 0
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It's always great to see that technology has such a powerful impact on peoples' lives.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 6:03 PM 3
What about the people that are paralyzed from the neck down so I can't leave any extra money yet they use eyesight to move around on the Android devices since Apple doesn't care about them cuz they're not marketed to them and they wouldn't pay for that kind of stuff right
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 11:55 PM 0
You seriously need to learn how periods and commas function. Get over your irrelevant bias. Instead of being happy this wounded hero has improved his quality of life, you choose to attack Apple. That's just sad dude. This isn't about Android or Apple. It's about the way tech can help improve our lives. And how the hell would someone paralyzed from the neck down hold a smart phone anyway? They would still have to in order to use that kind of navigation. Your argument isn't even logical.
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 4:22 AM 1
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Feel good article of the day, I just know trolls will try to ruin it. Alik, I agree with post 1 100%.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 6:36 PM 3
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This is a lovely story, gutted but happy for the guy and kudos to Apple and all wearable makers making peoples lives better, but you are the #1 reader who participates in the trolling on this site, so stop licking other people and their comments and fueling other people and just let news be news for once. There is literally 0 people here moaning about this or saying anything negative, but there you are again just wetting yourself in anticipation for someone to bite your comment. And, shoot, I guess I did bite, but seriously, you are more annoying than the trolls with your bait on every single article about anything with absolutely no interesting/constructive comments at all. Go on any other news site and comments are hilarious or interesting. Here, it's a cringe-fest.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 7:37 PM 3
Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015
Where's TechiXP's essay comments to troll Apple? He hates everything made by Apple and loves everything about Samsung. I use iPhone 6S and Samsung S7 edge and love both.
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 7:25 PM 2
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I bet he didnt try any android wear yet.. btw, that dial and home button are hard to use, he deserve better wearable than that :-/
posted on Jun 21, 2016, 7:56 PM 1
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