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New prosthetic arm controlled by neural messages

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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

App helps people with autism communicate

Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/08/2014] How can I find my way back home? Who helps me in an emergency? Such questions lead to the fact that people with mild dementia retrench themselves and also restrict in the way they live their lives. Yet a mobile assistance system could help them to participate in life in an active and independent way.Mobile assistance system: "The device automatically notifies if something isn’t right" - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

Photo: Elderly man with a smartphone [01/08/2014] A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits.Smartphones as a health tool for older adults - Read more