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Wireless connectivity for hearing aids

Photo: Smartphone with different apps [22/09/2014] Wireless connectivity allows people to connect their hearing aids with a wide range of mobile devices which have become an essential part of modern life – from MP3 player to TV and mobile phones – and to stay connected to the audible world around them.Wireless connectivity for hearing aids - Read more

Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people

Photo: Avatars and real person signing [01/09/2014] Animated online characters display content in sign language. This new method is supposed to make Internet content accessible for deaf people. In the long term, deaf people would be able to use the technique to communicate on online platforms via sign language. To realize the technique, users would only need readily available devices.Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people - Read more

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - Read more

Mobility facilitation with dementia

Moving around in the morning independently in the garden, sitting cozily in the afternoon in the rocking chair, and in the evening easily getting to sleep – such moments are of special importance for the quality of life for older individuals. When the mobility is declining, or dementia has been diagnosed there are now practical aids and appliances available.Mobility facilitation with dementia - Read more

New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Prosthetic arm [20/08/2014] Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the work of Mexican scientists at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), who work in the development of an arm replacement to identify movement patterns from brain signals.New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages - Read more

StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind

Photo: Blind woman at a bus stop [20/08/2014] A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop.StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind - Read more

Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients

Photo: Man using his smartphone [11/08/2014] Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients - Read more

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

Photo: Gadget for the blind [08/08/2014] People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs - Read more

Design (Dis)ability Results

Photo: People in wheel chairs [06/08/2014] An international creative challenge aiming at the design of fashion accessory equipment for physically disabled people who use a wheelchair to get around was launched by RogLab, in collaboration with YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap, in their call for "DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY". Design (Dis)ability Results - Read more

August 2014: Modern aids of daily living

In times of tablets and smartphones we get information in a matter of seconds. Mobile applications affect our everyday lives. People with disabilities or dementia benefit more and more from apps and mobile assistance systems. They let pictures talk and help in an emergency. What kind of possibilities the market offers, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month: Modern aids of daily living.August 2014: Modern aids of daily living - Read more

 
 

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