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Parrot Speak To Call: Hands Free Phone Software
As we saw in the last post , spinal cord injuries or paralysis can render arms unusable. Anyone with not so good motor skills also have difficulty using their fingers and hands to perform daily operations, thus making them depend on others around them to ge...
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Soundhawk Smart Listening System: Hearing Aid With Smartness Built In
Hearing aids have been traditionally known  for amplifying sound around the person wearing them. OF course, this works very well in all cases, however, one thing the traditional hearing aid lacks is aesthetics - when it comes to design and looks, the hearin...
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SnapType For Occupational Therapy: For Students Who Have Difficulty With Handwriting
    A little compassion, zeal for problem solving, and a sketch on a napkin can do wonders to bring real world solutions for some people! Today's post is written by Amberlynn Gifford, an occupational therapy student, who helped a student diagnosed with dysg...
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Tablet That Uses Gesture Control And Translates Sign Language To Voice
If you are deaf and use sign language on a regular basis, you know that communicating with a person who doesn't understand sign language can be bit of a challenge. Communication in such situations usually involves using a notepad or phone for writing senten...
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Braille Electronic Synthesizer For Visually Impaired
For the occasional/ hobbyist musician, access to musical equipment is pretty much a piece of cake now. New equipment is fairly reasonably priced, and there are tons of used gear that can be bought for much lower prices also. With so many options available, ...
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Google Glass: For People With Parkinson's Disease?
Wearable technology has gained a lot of momentum in the last year or so. The most popular, or should we say notorious, wearable tech that has come out is Google Glass, which has received both praise and backlash from different groups because of all the thin...
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Neurobridge: Technology That Helps Paralyzed People Move Limbs With Thought
Spinal cord injuries/ paralysis are fatal because they cut off communication between the brain and limbs - damaged nerves are unable to transfer signals from the brain to limbs, thus rendering them unusable. However, just recently, a team of scientists from...
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Students Create Reactive Suit That Shows Paraplegic Athletes When They Are Injured
The one thing athletes who have disabilities struggle with is assessing the severity of injuries they get while playing sports. It becomes especially troublesome for people who are paralyzed from waist down and play sports like wheelchair basketball, sit sk...
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WHILL: World's Most Advanced Personal Mobility Device Starts A Kickstarter Campaign
In the recent past, WHILL has received a lot of coverage and recognition for all the right reasons. A personal mobility device that gives an amazing level of flexibility, control, maneuverability as well great comfort and design. This personal mobility devi...
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First Braille Phone Goes On Sale In UK!
Technology is so amazing and friendly that it has made many things accessible - including phones! All smartphones today, with the help of native features and several apps, can help blind users perform several tasks very easily (including making phone calls,...
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CDesk EDGE: Tablet For People With Visual Impairment
We already know that CDesk is a wonderful suite of applications for people with visual and/or cognitive disabilities. The suite consists of, among other things, special filters for browsers that strip all images and links from the page to make reading easy,...
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Aidis Trust Has A Blog!
This post has been written by Natasha D'Arcy who is with Aidis Trust, a charity based in the UK that provides advice and support to people with disabilities. She introduces their new blog and tells us what Aidis Trust hopes to achieve through it. Aidis Trus...
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