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Acoustic-motion sensors enable a completely new sound processing technology that measures more aspects of sound than existing hearing aids to deliver vastly improved hearing from any direction, in any situation – even when moving.The new platform includes the new Pure 312 X (with optional T-Coil) an…
11 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
A new startup, WeWalk, which recently graduated from the Microsoft for Startups program, is making waves in the assistive technology world. WeWalk has invented a product by the same name that attaches to a regular white cane that not only detects obstacles for visually impaired people but also enha…
8 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Continuing their trend of making shoes that works for everyone, Nike just announced a  new shoe that’s easy to take on and off for people with disabilities. The Air Zoom UNVRS was created keeping in mind WNBA player Delle Donne for basketball games and someone  like her sister Lizzie, who has …
13 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Lego sets are possibly the most fun construction toys that are enjoyed by both children and adults. Through these fun lego sets, children learn a lot about planning, communication (if they are building with others), and team work while working on their motor skills. However, lego sets are very visua…
04.09.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Engineers at De Montfort University have found an ingenious and inexpensive way of creating prosthetics. These engineers ground regular plastic bottles down and created polyester yarns from them. They then proceeded to create sockets that join prosthetic limbs to the body. Through this project, t…
23.08.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Whether we are at home or work, we don’t really pay attention to the many sounds that surround us, and that we depend on to take action. Think of the microwave beeping – if it beeps, our food is cooked. If an infant is crying, we need to feed her or stop doing what we are doing and atten…
20.08.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Cashel Enterprises, LLC (DE) has launched a Kickstarter for their new product HealthWhale, the next best thing in Disability Technology. HealthWhale, which is being released online and is soon to be released via mobile app, is designed for anyone who suffers a disabling event which classifies them f…
12.08.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Brad and Bryan Manning were diagnosed with Stargardt disease when they were very little. Since then, they have been known as the blind brothers. Stargardt is a form of macular degeneration that causes a person to lose their central vision, keeping their peripheral vision intact.  However, t…
07.08.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
According to a 2016 study, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds. Alzheimer’s causes progressive memory loss as well as slow degradation of other cognitive functions that are needed for daily activities and chores. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and ty…
18.07.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
“Oh I love acting. I love being theatrical” – Tommy Abelson Tommy Abelson, 36, has Autism. He is one of the 1200 residents and patients at the Center for Discovery location near Hurleyville, New York attending a music therapy program geared towards people with Autism and other complex condi…
16.07.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog