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Netbook for disabled recomendations please

by teknocrat / October 1, 2009 1:15 AM PDT

I want to help a friend buy a Netbook but here is the situation. She is ill and can not get out of bed easily or lift objects heavier then a couple of pounds also her skin is very sensitive to heat. It also must be able to withstand some exposure to fluids and being dropped from bed height without damage. It will be primary used for social networking, Internet and photos, so not a lot of extras are needed. The Battery needs only to be average as there are plugs near by. It of course needs wireless but she will not be traveling with it.

Please help with a recommendation.

Thank You

Ben @ Children's Hospital

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Sorry. No such thing exists.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 1:47 AM PDT

You'll have to research what people solve this with today. You'll find them not using laptops but sealed keyboards, displays, pointing devices on carts and such.

At least we know a netbook, laptop is not the answer here.
Bob

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plese this is the request again
by teknocrat / October 1, 2009 6:24 AM PDT

This will not be used in a clinical environment it is for a friend who has specific needs it will be used at her house but she spends most of there time in bed and is very week due to illness

The requirements are

Must not overheat or get to hot to the touch
easy to use
must be spill resistant
must be able to withstand a small drop (2 to 3 feet)
must be lightweight
must have some handicap accessible features (magnifying glass, text reader etc. . .)

Need a good device recommendation here please

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Such a netbook is not made.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 7:01 AM PDT

I know this area well enough and how people are solving it. Due to the liquids alone that dismisses all netbooks and almost all noteboooks made. Yes we have the Toughbook but that fails on your other criteria.

So back to how people solve this today. They mount a display, (waterproof items) keyboard, etc on a cart and the PC is elsewhere.

You may insist there is such a product but I'm just a person that's been to the computer shows like Comdex and more and there is no such device today.
Bob

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