Monday, January 18, 2021

Tag: Assistive Technology

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

Published: December 21, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

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 it without thinking too much about what they’re doing. But when you take a minute to consider, there’s a lot involved.

New Assistive Technology Restores Independence to Those Living with Neuromuscular Weakness

Published: December 8, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

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 teeth, eating, and opening doors, because of neuromuscular disorders caused by Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and other conditions. Now many of these people will be able to perform these everyday activities themselves with the use of a new assistive technology product, the Abilitech™ Assist, designed to help people live more independently.

Look to Speak helps people communicate with their eyes

Published: December 8, 2020

Richard Cave has been a speech and language therapist for more than 10 years.

First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards 2020

Published: November 15, 2020

The First Annual Gaming Accessibility Awards!

Access2CRT.org

Published: October 1, 2020
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 power wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers.

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

Published: September 9, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

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 the University of Sydney in 2003.

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Races Again In A Corvette C8

Published: August 24, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

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 cord between his 3rd and 4th vertebrae.

He had gone from being a race-winning Indycar League driver to a quadriplegic in the space of a moment. However, he was determined to keep racing and formed an Indycar racing team just 14 months after being paralyzed. That team was Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Obi – The first dining robot of its kind

Published: August 10, 2020 | Spinal Cord Injury:

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 switch, Obi allows users to select between four compartments of food and command when the food is captured and delivered to the mouth.

Spinal Cord Injury: Pros and cons of robotic exoskeletons

Published: April 29, 2020

Robotic exoskeletons have emerged as a helpful rehabilitation tool for disabled and people suffering from several health-related consequences after a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Exoskeletons are wearable robotic units, controlled by computer boards to power a system of motors, pneumatics, levers, or hydraulics to restore locomotion and improve quality of life. Used by facilities for rehabilitation purposes in medical centers or home use, Exoskeletons have the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation following SCI.

Tongo – Tongue Based Operating System

Published: April 2, 2020

A new invention turns the tongue into a digital operating system, and can change the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world.