physical disabilities

Vigour: A Rehabilitative "Smart" Cardigan for Geriatric Patients

INVISIBLE TECH The Vigour’s unassuming appearance is key to making it palatable to a wider audience, since its familiar look and feel comforts rather than intimidates. (Thanks to…

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$3M Robotic "Trousers" Could Give You Superhuman Strength

Exoskeleton suits currently under development promise mobility for parapalegics, but are bulky, heavy, and overkill for those who just need a little extra help. Harvard has developed a…

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Ergonomic "Easy Button" Helps Elderly, Disabled Button Own Shirts

Easy Button is an ergonomic button that helps speed up the process of dressing oneself for those who have insensitivity and numbness in their hands. It takes longer for elderly citizens…

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Camera-Equipped "EyeRing" Helps Visually Impaired Identify Objects

“Point and click” could soon take on a whole new meaning with the “EyeRing,” a novel finger-worn interface designed to help the visually impaired better navigate…

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Vibrating Glove Teaches the Piano, Helps People With Spinal-Cord Injuries

Take an ordinary athletic glove, a vibration motor for each finger and a smartphone programed with piano music and you have an amazing piano teacher. The Mobile Music Touch glove was…

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Low-Cost Device Lets Physically Disabled Play "Pong" With Eye Movements

Millions of people with severe physical disabilities could soon be playing video games for the very first time, thanks to an inexpensive £40 ($62) device that allows its wearer to…

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Xeni Collection: A Fashion Label for People With Physical Disabilities

The ability to dress ourselves in the morning is something most of us take for granted. For people coping with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, amputations, and other physical…

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