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The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users

Published: June 13, 2016

apple-wheelchair-users-appFitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re out of luck.

Apple wants to change that with an upcoming Apple Watch feature announced Monday. Instead of standing breaks, people in wheelchairs will be prompted to wheel or spin their chairs around regularly. Apple will also start tracking distance, speed and calories burned during wheelchair use, just as it does for walking or running.

World’s First Child-Sized Exoskeleton Aims To Improve Quality Of Life Of Kids With Spinal...

Published: June 13, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A research team in Spain has developed the world’s first exoskeleton prototype to help disabled children learn how to walk and sustain mobility.

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