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UX Designer Pete Denman’s Talents Led Him to Stephen Hawking. His Success Shattered Myths and Broke Down Barriers.

When Pete Denman, at age 20, broke his neck in a diving accident that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair, he knew the event would alter the course of his life. But he couldn’t have imagined that his new … Read more >

Helping Stephen Hawking Communicate

For a man who was diagnosed with a devastating motor neuron disease at age 21 and given just 3 years to live, the brilliant British scientist Stephen Hawking, who celebrated his 70th birthday Sunday, continues to amaze. What you may not have known about Stephen Hawking is how Intel has helped the paralyzed, voiceless scientist communicate to the world since 1997.

Travis, an Intel application engineer, has traveled from Oregon to England every couple of years for the last decade to hand-deliver a customized PC he has created for Hawking. Here Travis talks about his unique project, the technology that powers the customized system, and how Intel co-founder Gordon Moore got Hawking to switch from AMD to Intel. Read more >