Jan Scheuermann, known worldwide
for nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate she brought to her mouth with a mind-controlled robot arm
, was named Person of the Year by Mayor James Nowalk
at Whitehall Borough Community Day on Saturday, which was declared Jan
In his proclamation, Mayor Nowalk called upon his
constituents "to recognize her as one of the most courageous, inspiring,
and remarkable individuals ever to grace the Whitehall Borough community, a person who tirelessly and selflessly
dedicated herself to the research process with the hope that her efforts would
benefit others with disabilities, a woman whose life story is a powerful lesson
about facing and overcoming personal adversity for all people."
In this video, Scheuermann
talks about why
she decided to become a research participant and how funding good science can
change lives for the better."
Labels: brain-computer interface