Toby loved to invent things as a boy. When he was 5, he got a construction set, and immediately threw away the instructions. His first invention was a vegetable peeler. As he got older, he also built a bicycle, a go-kart, and a motorbike.
While swimming in a polluted river, when he was 21, Toby was infected by a virus. The virus damaged his brain, and he lost the ability to speak, walk, or use his right arm.
Toby needed a way to communicate with other people. No one made a device that could help, so Toby decided to make it himself. He calls his talking typewriter a Lightwriter.
Until Toby finished the first Lightwriter, many people thought he wasn't serious. But once they saw his new invention, other people began to want one too! Today his company sells thousands of them every year!