Designer Michelle Vandy had to get creative with her tools when she lost the use of her hands after developing a repetitive stress injury in her arms. In a profile by Core77, Vandy explains how she learned to draw and design using her nose and an Apple Magic Trackpad.
I was sitting in my room late one evening fiddling around with this external touchpad I had lying on my desk and without thinking, lifted it up to eye level and touched it with my nose. "Click". I tried swiping too - it worked! I opened up photoshop with shaking fingers, hadn't opened it in months! I had a few more goes holding the trackpad to my nose and swiping left and right, up and down and the movements felt strangely natural to me.
Vany uses a combination of a Manfrotto tripod, a Magic Trackpad and a tripod plate with velcro strips to attach the trackpad to the mount. It didn't take long for her to adapt to her new way of drawing, and the results are stunning.
You can read more about her story on her website, www.looknohands.me, and check out her painting demo in the YouTube video below.