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Seeing the world through assistive glasses

Photo: ADAMAAS glasses being used [03/07/2015] A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations.Seeing the world through assistive glasses - Read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

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Photo: Roboter with picture of a patient on it [01/07/2015] Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use.Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts - Read more

Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients

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Photo: Insulin patch [24/06/2015] Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. Smart insulin patch might help diabetes patients - Read more

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

Photo: Man and woman fine-tuning a hearing aid [22/06/2015] More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves - Read more

First human with prosthetic leg that can feel

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Photo: Man with prothesis and a bike [15/06/2015] An Austrian team of researchers has successfully fitted a human being with a leg prosthesis that sends feelings to its wearer. The study results indicate that it greatly increases safety when in motion.First human with prosthetic leg that can feel - Read more

"Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility"

Going to the movies at night or for a beer at the pub around the corner – participation as equal members of society is defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and many persons with disabilities view this as a given. In many areas of life, participation is also tied to mobility. Persons of short stature have very different approaches to this."Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility" - Read more

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

Photo: Man with communication system [29/05/2015] The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions.Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy - Read more

Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces

Photo: Elderly woman with c-walker [27/05/2015] Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus enhancing their autonomy.Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces - Read more

New exercise device design for people with paraplegia

Photo: Exercise device [20/05/2015] Five Northeastern University student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.New exercise device design for people with paraplegia - Read more

COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence

Photo: Man with a cup of tea using COGWATCH [08/05/2015] Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14 percent of all deaths. About a third of the 8 million stroke survivors in the EU are left with some degree of physical or cognitive impairment affecting their ability to plan and carry out actions.COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence - Read more

 
 

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