Assistive Technology News

Sonic Alert Day and Time Clock Helps Memory Loss Patients Know What Day It Is
New day and time clock displays day of week, time and date without confusing abbreviations, reducing anxiety and confusion
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Researching Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism
Researchers use high-tech driving simulator and on-road driving to compare driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism
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University of Michigan Engineering Students Creating Technology for Blind Teen
Computer Science and Engineering students partner with India West to develop technologies that may help blind and visually impaired people navigate the world around them
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Controlling Robotic Arm with Brain Power
Groundbreaking study demonstrates potential to help millions of people with disabilities by controlling a robotic arm with only their minds
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Standing Bowling Ramp Extension For Disabled
POSS-I-BOWL 2000 adaptive bowling aide assists elderly, injured, and those with disabilities to bowl and enjoy the sport
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Apparel Causes Additional Barriers for People with Disability
For people with disabilities, the lack of adaptive clothing is not just a burden, it is a barrier for community participation
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Easily Play Guitar, with the Push of a ChordBuddy Button
ChordBuddy helps you learn to play music on the guitar in minutes, helps with playing chords and strumming
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Federal Lifeline Assistance Program Provides Relief to Disabled
The Federal Lifeline Assistance Program provides low cost or free cell phone service to qualifying individuals and families who need help financially
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TransferPants - A Revolutionary Change in Caregiving
TransferPants(TM), a U.S. patented device designed to move disabled persons safely and comfortably, is now on Indiegogo
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HandAble: Easy Cell Phone & Tablet Holder
Handable is a cellphone accessory that makes it easier for people with hand or wrist problems to hold cellphones and tablet devices
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Listen Up: Low-Vision Audio Recordings Available Free to Public
Hadley launches series of free audio recordings designed to help those living with low vision maintain their independence
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Innovative Clothing Solutions for People with Disabilities
On August 15, Open Style Lab Fellows share their designs that solve disability-related clothing challenges at the MIT Museum
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People with Disabilities & Neuroscience Technology
Interdisciplinary project involving neuroscience and technology aims to improve communication for people with disabilities
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Adaptive Clothing: Adapted Clothes Information and Suppliers
Information on adaptive clothing designed for people with disabilities and seniors, includes list of best stores that sell adapted clothes online
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NIH Funds Robots to Assist People with Disabilities
New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism
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K4Connect:: Transforming the Internet of Things into the Internet of You
Connecting the rapidly expanding number of electronic devices and services that make up the internet of things
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Unchaining Neuroscience from Cables with Wireless Brain Sensor
New types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits
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First Completely Touch Free Smartphone from Sesame Enable
Head-motion activated technology brings usability and ubiquity of smartphones to previously excluded people with disabilities
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Meet Pepper - A Personal Humanoid Robot
Pepper is a humanoid robot that can communicate with people using the latest voice and recognition technology
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StrongArm Technologies - ErgoSkeleton and Worker Safety
Information relating to StrongArm Technologies a company that develops technological breakthroughs in worker safety, strength and endurance
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