2014 Senior Australian of the Year (New South Wales) Inventor and enabler
DOB: 20 / Aug / 1950
From: New South Wales
Peter Shann Ford is a former news anchor with the Australia's Seven Network, and CNN and NBC news teams in the USA. He is the founder and CEO of Control Bionics and inventor of NeuroSwitch which enables control of everything on a computer using the body's neuroelectric EMG signals instead of movement. It enables people with quadriplegia and loss of speech due to ALS, CP and spinal cord injuries to communicate and control programs, media and even robots through a small sensor on the skin.