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Intel System Passes Stephen Hawking Test for Helping Disabled

Engineers from Intel Corp., a company that improves its products by fighting with the laws of physics, also had to account for a sense of humor, impatience and sensitivity in a system being unveiled today.

The chipmaker assigned a team to improve the sensors, software and computers that Professor Stephen Hawking uses to communicate with the world, meaning the group had to deal with all of those traits when they worked with the famous scientist. At an event in London, Intel is announcing the availability of free software to help the more than 3 million people worldwide who, like Hawking, have motor-neuron disease or quadriplegia.