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Our daily chores and activities require the use of our arms and in several cases, decent amount of strength. In many cases, individuals lose strength in their arms because of various disorders like muscular dystrophies, traumatic incidents like strokes or simply aging. To make up for lost strength, …
6 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Microtia is a condition which causes the ear to remain small and undeveloped. People with this condition have received 3D printed ear implants made out of polymers but thanks to a new method created by New York based 3DBio Therapeutics, a recipient recently received a 3D printed ear implant made fro…
13 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Music Health, a Music Wellness Technology innovator, has developed and launched Vera, an intuitive music intervention tool designed for the care of people affected by dementia. Through a strategic, industry-first agreement, Vera App users are able to access the entire catalogue from Universal Music …
15.06.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Bradley Hennessey was 16 when he started developing “an Aspie Life” – a video game that centers around what it’s like to live with Autism. Bradley, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, first released this experimental adventure game in 2018. Since then, not only has Bradley made several updates to the…
08.06.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
There are several blind photographers out there (like Bruce Hall) who use their cameras not just for taking photos but also looking at objects in their immediate surroundings. Just because they use their cameras regularly does not mean they can navigate their camera menus easily. The Sony A7 IV p…
07.06.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Many Braille literate blind and deafblind users use refreshable braille displays with their Android devices to touch-read and type out braille dots that represent text. Usually, people connect their Android devices using the BrailleBack app which is a separate download or use a virtual keyboard with…
31.05.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
A new report published last week by WHO and UNICEF reveals that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition. Yet nearly one billion of them are denied access, particularly in low- and middl…
24.05.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Snapchat is in accessibility related news again! After introducing an augmented reality lens to teach users ASL, Snap recently announced that Snapchat users can now add three most requested assistive devices to their Bitmoji avatars – a cane, hearing aids in several colors, and wheelchairs in …
17.05.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
If you are a bus rider, you have probably occasionally missed your bus because you were standing just a few steps away from the bus stop, the bus approached, the driver thought you weren’t going to get on, and they drove off! (it’s happened to me for sure!) For the visually impaired, this is a…
03.05.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog
According to a 2019 research paper, the number of worldwide upper limb amputees in that year was 3 million out of which 2.4 million live in developing countries. Depending on where one lives, getting a functional prosthetic limb could easily go into tens of thousands of dollars and these high costs …
23.04.2022 · From Assistive Technology Blog