Mobility Assistive Devices

18 Jun 19
Museum of Health Care Blog

Though Ernest was a farmer, and—according to family—was not a particularly wealthy individual, he was lucky enough to acquire two full, well-made, advanced prosthetic legs. The history of an individual prosthetic limb can be difficult to trace, as good documentation is often lacking. The Museum of Health Care at Kingston has six prosthetic limbs in […]

18 Jun 19
OnMSFT.com

Microsoft Research has published four games to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices, each of which aim to introduce eye control to those with speech or mobility disabilities thanks to the use of the Windows 10 Eye Control assistive technology. The four games—Tile Slide, Match Two, Double Up, and Maze, all can be played […]

18 Jun 19
Personal nonsense

On joining IIT for research and work, I primarily focused on how to build my design portfolio. There I met Dhruv, a differently abled person with a congenital hearing loss. He became my inspiration. Because of him kindness welled up inside me and my respect for the differently abled  grew. He became my friend and […]

18 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Phil Swinford plays music on his phone. Megan Wollerton/CNET “OK Google, text Pamela ICE [in case of emergency],” says retired US Army Col. Phil Swinford from his home in the Virginia suburbs, roughly an hour’s drive from Washington, DC. He’s using Google Assistant on his Android phone to talk to his wife, Pam, who’s working […]

18 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Phil Swinford plays music on his phone. Megan Wollerton/CNET “OK Google, text Pamela ICE [in case of emergency],” says retired US Army Col. Phil Swinford from his home in the Virginia suburbs, roughly an hour’s drive from Washington, DC. He’s using Google Assistant on his Android phone to talk to his wife, Pam, who’s working […]

17 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Retired US Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones sits in the office of his new home in Loudoun County, Virginia.  Tyler Lizenby/CNET “I don’t get emotional,” retired US Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones says, standing next to his wife, Pam, as he admires the freshly painted walls of a new smart home customized for his needs […]

17 Jun 19
VentureBeat
It’s estimated that tens of millions of people in the U.S. suffer from disabilities that impair mobility, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida. In fact, every day about 15 people are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks cells in the brain and spinal cord. Those with the severest cases require assistive tools to perform tasks like flipping on light switches or twisting doorknobs. Watching television poses an added challenge, because the tactile buttons on most remote controls weren’t designed with accessibility in mind. That’s why Comcast designed a feature — a web-based remote for tablets and PCs  — that enables users to navigate TV menus using only their eyes. It’s available to Xfinity X1 customers for free starting this week. “Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted, but until now, it was a near-impossible task for millions of viewers,” said Comcast VP of accessibility Tom Wlodkowski. “When you make a product more inclusive, you create a better experience for everyone. And we’re hoping our new X1 feature makes a real difference in the lives of our customers.” Comcast’s eye gaze remote control. To that end, the new Xfinity X1 web remote pairs with existing eye gaze hardware and software, including Sip-and-Puff switches commonly used to send signals to devices with air pressure, and lets users perform tasks like changing the channel, setting a recording, searching for a show, and more. Customers log in through a web portal (xfin.tv/access) and use their credentials to pair the remote with their set-top box. From that point forward, direct gazes at buttons on the remote send the corresponding commands to the TV. Here’s a sampling of features the remote supports: Turning on the X1 Sports App Accessing X1’s Accessibility menu, which controls closed captioning, video description, and voice guidance Typing out voice commands like “watch NBC” or “action movies” “Comcast knows that TV and media access is a powerful part of life for most people,” said Assistive Technology Industry Association CEO David Dikter of today’s announcement. “That X1 can now be used with eye gaze and an array of other assistive technologies shows a new level of commitment to access and independence for persons with disabilities. A company that understands that users have their own specialized technology and works to bridge these technologies in a way that delivers value deserves applause.”
17 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

Retired US Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones sits in the office of his new home in Loudoun County, VA.  Tyler Lizenby/CNET “I don’t get emotional,” retired US Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones says, standing next to his wife, Pam, as he admires the freshly painted walls of a new smart home customized for his needs […]

15 Jun 19
Blabbering On

In many forms of disabilities, non-verbal communication can become the dominant form of communication and work quite successfully, though this can still be misinterpreted throughout culture (Wright & Multon, 1995). This is quite a common issue and easily done, though can be avoided or repaired through a variety of intercultural conflict resolution strategies. This report […]

14 Jun 19
TheSeniorSpot

  The risk of falling among the senior citizen demographic is a real issue that needs to be addressed. In fact, falls account for more injuries among the senior population than any other incident. Luckily there are things you can do to keep yourself or even loved ones safe from this risk. With that in […]

14 Jun 19
LETS RAGNAROK

The meaning of I.O.T is Internet Of Things so The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.[1][2][3][4] The definition of the […]

12 Jun 19

According to HUD, the population of those 65 and older in the U.S. is expected to double. While we all age with grace, the chances of developing illnesses or functional limitations increases. Additionally, the risk of developing these liabilities is higher among those living in poverty. In 2010 the senior population made up about 16 […]

12 Jun 19
ブチザッキ

今週も結構もりだくさん。(E3の話題は書いてない)

12 Jun 19
TheTechTrends

Smart classrooms are technologically advanced classrooms that provide opportunities for smart learning and teaching by integrating advanced solutions and products, such as specialized learning and teaching software, assistive listening devices, student response management solutions, etc. Rapid developments in the field of IT and communication are opening up cost-effective and simpler ways to deliver education. Moreover, advanced […]

12 Jun 19
Latest News

The Report Assistive Technology (AT) Devices Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2025 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz Global Assistive Technology (AT) Devices Market: Overview  Assistive technology (AT) devices encompass a broad range of technologies pertaining to assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices. […]

11 Jun 19
Llanojake

June 10, 2019 Texas Governor’s Committee On People With Disabilities Aaron W. Bangor, Chair 1100 San Jacinto Austin, Texas 78701 Sent via email to: gcpd@gov.texas.gov / Nancy.VanLoan@gov.texas.gov Comments For June 11-12, 2019 Meeting Of Texas GCPD Dear Chair and Committee Members, At 70 years of age, I am living alone, disabled by brain injury from […]

11 Jun 19
Healthcare Research Report

Global Medical Lifting Slings Market – Snapshot  The global medical lifting slings market is expected to reach a value of about US$ 1,350 Mn by the end of 2027, expanding at a high single digit CAGR during the forecast period. Rise in geriatric population, increase in disabled population, adoption and awareness of advanced medical lifting […]