QMotion shades in smart home built for wounded veteran
QMotion Advanced Shading Systems announced that 21 of its Qadvanced motorized window shades have been installed in a Minnesota smart home built for a wounded military veteran by the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) Program builds specially adapted custom smart homes for severely wounded veterans.
In this case, a smart home was built for Marine Corps. Cpl. Mark Litynski and his family in Duluth. QMotion also donated two Qconnect systems that enable the shades to be connected with a home automation system.
During his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2010, Cpl. Litynski volunteered to be the point man on a foot patrol, and stepped on an improvised explosive device. He suffered a bilateral above-knee amputation and amputation of his left forearm.
“To make a difference, not just for the United States, our citizens, but over there, we were making a difference for the people of Afghanistan," said Cpl. Litynski. "I wouldn’t change it for anything.”