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An Israeli Company has successfully built the world's first completely hands-free smartphone designed for the disabled. The smartphone is designed to cater to those suffering from disabilities associated with immobility in the hands and arms functionality involves tracking the users head movements to allow them to control the cursor on the screen. Read more on the invention here: http://po.st/YjGL0C

#Smartphone   #Disabled   #Invention   #Technology  
An Israeli company has built the worlds first completely hands-free smartphone for the disabled.
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This is really great!
A Minnesota man received a "bionic" eye implant and is able to see with "artificial vision" for the first time in 10 years.
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An interesting insight into how technology makers factor in the ageing process when designing for the older market - http://po.st/wIqRQH

#technology   #Seniors   #Elderly  
Elderly people consistently excel in attention span, persistence and thoroughness. Jakob Nielsen has observed similar things, finding that 95% of seniors are “methodical” in their behaviors. This is significant in a world where the average person’s attention span has actually dropped below the level of a goldfish.
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The man in the wheelchair in this family photo is Tom Frizzell and his official nickname is "Lefty Frizzell". He lives in Brockton, Massachusetts.

In 1977, a concrete wall fell on him paralyzing him from the waist down. He is a left-handed baseball coach at Massasoit Community College. Pitching using his left hand got his official nicknames of "Lefty Frizzell" and "Lefty".

The accident made him use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He does not walk, but he uses a wheelchair instead. He teaches business classes from a wheelchair. He adapts well to being in a wheelchair.
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The Titan 500 is a freestanding overhead patient lift designed for HOME CARE. A single caregiver can safely transfer a patient from bed to chair without fear of injury. #caregiver   #homecare   #disability  
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In her new book, Raising Rainbows,  Cynthia Dixon  attempts to offer some insight into the world of autism by opening a small window into my life raising children on the spectrum
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Looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing +Dick Leonardo 
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Jeff Kang

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Another great afternoon at Caltech. It is a joy instructing and interacting with these extremely bright and resourceful students. We are halfway through our course "Design for Independence from Disability". Projects include a low cost pressure mapping system for prevention of wheelchair pressure sores, a low cost rugged tablet wheelchair mount, open source eyetracking software for people with disabilities, and several other novel ideas. Looking forward to the next few weeks when working prototypes are tweaked and modified.

#glassfamily #assistivetech #glassexplorers
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Andy~unfortunately, I have another commitment during the RESNA conference dates. I bet your presentations (Glass & 3dprinting?) will be enlightening.
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World of Warcraft gets new interface to help users with colour blindness
http://bbc.in/17piem5
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Industrial Design for Myo
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'Mapper For Myo' - Setting up custom feature:
http://goo.gl/QdRW2S  (19:30)

Oh, the things you can do--other than gaming!
(Sorry, +Jeremy Murray - hee hee ;)
Steve Orzel discusses the industrial design of the Myo armband, a piece of gesture control hardware.
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I'm just starting to play with the consumer version. The alpha was a bit buggy. BTW, the myo was shipped from Canada.
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Andrew Daley
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"Google Tools for Special Needs" webinar recording and resources now available. There are many free tools, apps, extensions, and features available for Google products to assist students with special needs. This can include students with vision or hearing impairments, or challenges with reading, writing, organization, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students. http://ti.apps.sparcc.org/videopd/20150224-special-needs
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Karthikeyan V

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The day I dedicated myself to the study of horticultural therapy, I had no expectation besides working at the desk from 9:00AM-5:00PM in a normal job. I was born in a small and picturesque village in Kerala which is an impactful experience for nature lovers. Soon after I was part of a horticultural therapy program. …
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A Solar-Powered Arm band, That Sounds an Alarm if The Wearer's body Temperature Gets too High.

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT ON LINK
http://www.technews21.com/2015/02/a-solar-powered-arm-band-that-sounds.html
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Hopefully 2015 will match 2014 in terms of innovation! 
A wheelchair controlled by the user’s eye movement has scooped the top prize at a Dragons Den style design competition.
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Do you think 3D printing will change the landscape for adaptive technologies?
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Definitely
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Sharon Weaver

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I am a doctoral student in Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling at Auburn University assisting in a research study. The focus of the research is Self-Esteem, Coping, Adaptation, and Resilience in Emerging Adults. We are seeking individuals with or without disabilities ages 19-25 to participate in the survey.  The survey has questions pertaining to relationships, employment, living, and working in the community. Participants are asked about characteristics of young adults, such as ability to cope with stress, handle problems, adapt to changes, and overall satisfaction with life. There is a raffle for one of 4 $50 Visa Gift Cards for participating in this survey. Thank you for your time and willingness to participate in this important research and would greatly appreciate it if you could forward the survey to other potential respondents.
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More work like this needs to be done everywhere.
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Kim Duong

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I thought I would share this great resource I found for architectural and ADA compliant signs.
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Good idea!
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Jeremy Murray
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There are some interesting stats in this article
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Jeremy Murray
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This is a neat idea
Ten teams — six from the University of Notre Dame, three from Northridge High School and one from Goshen High School — have been chosen to
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Ya that would be nice +Tom Snyder
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Jeremy Murray
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Interesting
Enhancing the passenger experience through assistive technology is the most popular opening line of all airport managers’ speeches, but is AT always helpful?
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