Friday, April 23, 2021

Tag: Assistive Technology

How Exoskeletons Can Help People With Paraplegia Walk Again

The spinal cord is, quite literally, the central way in which the human body works. It is a key piece of the human puzzle, connecting the brain to the rest of the body via...

Quad Gods: The world-class gamers who play with their mouths

Chris Scott was falling towards the ground above Long Island, New York, when he realised that something was wrong. An experienced skydiving instructor with around 6,000 jumps behind him, this should have just been another...

A quadriplegic patient used prosthetics to feed himself. His brain was the guide

Here's a look at the work at the intersection of brain-computer interface, robotics and AI taking place at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. When there’s dessert involved, most people cut a sweet treat and eat...

New Assistive Technology Restores Independence to Those Living with Neuromuscular Weakness

Everyday activities are now possible for people with Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than a million people in the U.S. rely on others to complete simple tasks such as brushing...

Look to Speak helps people communicate with their eyes

https://youtu.be/c3oNaq2Cugs Richard Cave has been a speech and language therapist for more than 10 years. Throughout my career, I’ve specialized in working with people living with speech and motor impairments, particularly those who are non-verbal and...

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

https://youtu.be/XNzFnOaRQGY The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards! Alanah Pearce, Steven Spohn, and many more celebrate the games and developers who’ve helped make games more accessible in 2020, in collaboration with AbleGamers. As an additional celebration for...

Access2CRT.org

The Access2CRT.org website shares information regarding Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) and provide resources and tools to promote and protect access for people with disabilities. Complex Rehab Technology includes medically necessary and individually configured manual and...

This Australian-designed bionic glove will bring greater autonomy to paralysis patients

A new bionic glove being developed in Australia could see paralysis patients achieve greater autonomy. The seeds of the KinoGlove project were sown 17 years ago, when biomedical engineer Puya Abolfathi began his PhD at...

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Races Again In A Corvette C8

The former Indycar racer loves his new car! In 2000, Indycar racer Sam Schmidt was doing a testing run at Walt Disney World Speedway when he spun out of control and crashed, severing his spinal...

Obi – The first dining robot of its kind

Obi is a first of its kind, revolutionary dining device for individuals who lack upper extremity function. Obi increases independence, social interaction, and effective food capture like never before. With the momentary touch of a...