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Tech Helps Disabled Man Play Favorite Game

Posted in Controllers by Tam Yue on May 14th, 2014

Disabled man plays video games using eyebrowsWe love to see when people use technology for the greater good. The guys over at Technabob posted this story that is a must read and should put a smile on your face.

The guy you see in the picture above is Alex, and he suffers from a disease known as spinal muscular atrophy. This disease has made it difficult for Alex to hold and use a controller to play his favorite video games.  He is an avid gamer, so you must realize how frustrating that would be.

Bring on the guys at Special Effect UK. Special Effect is a non-profit organization in the UK that helps gamers with disabilities. Since Alex has trouble holding and using a controller they decided to have him use is eyebrows. Yes, you read that right, eyebrows. An Occupational Therapist …

Intel Reader photographs text, then reads it to you

Posted in Intel by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Intel Reader photographs text, then reads it to youThe new Intel Reader released today, is a compact camera-computer that takes photos of text and converts them into MP3s that it reads aloud in a synthesized voice.

It uses an Atom processor, a 5-megapixel camera and Intel’s Linux-based Moblin OS, it converts text instantly when the picture is taken. Obviously it’s designed for the visually impaired, but can also assist those with severe Dyslexia.

Elevating wheelchair concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 28th, 2009

Elevating wheelchair conceptHere’s a design that should help those who have trouble getting around. The design is smart. In fact the Elevating Wheelchair concept is smart enough to go from sitting and standing like a transformer.

The electric-powered wheelchair could also serve as a vehicular concept at some point in the far future, but for now we would be happy to see the disabled using this in the real world. It would give them more mobility and independence.

Exmovere Chariot is a wearable robot

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

Exmovere Chariot is a wearable robotDid a robot swallow that guy? Is this the next part of our evolution, where our legs are replaced by robots? Could be. In which case this is an evolutionary mullet. Business suit on top, partying robot on the bottom.

It’s actually for amputees. They will be the first to be assimilated by this contraption, trading in their crutches for this strikingly scary wearable commuter named the Chariot. The Exmovere Chariot makes it so that you are basically one half Segway. It’s all self-balancing and hands-free, making it easy for the disabled to get around and do normal things.

The Chariot has a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour and the upright design ensures that the wearer can communicate and interact just like any normal person.

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GildeCycle lets the handicapped run

Posted in Exercise Gadgets by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2009

GildeCycle lets the handicapped runThose of us not handicapped take running and bike riding for granted. Sadly, handicapped individuals can not participate in either activity. But the GlideCycle might let them do what they’ve only dreamed about. Check out a video below.

The GlideCycle can be powered with just one leg, or even two disabled legs. It was developed in Oregon and is great for those who are overweight, disabled, amputees, and even non-disabled people. It’s basically a large U with wheels and a seat that lets anyone exercise outdoors.

Honda develops walking assist device for the elderly

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2008

Honda develops walking assist device for the elderly
Honda is known for it’s cars and motorcycles, but the company’s sights reach into other areas as well. Now that they have their robot, Asimo walking on his own, Honda is using robotics technology for some other things. Like an experimental walking assist device for disabled or elderly individuals.

Honda will be showcasing the device at the International Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation for the Elderly & the Disabled. The device is available in three sizes and uses brushless DC motors powered by lithium ion batteries that will provide up to two hours of walking assistance per charge. The assimilation of our elderly will soon be underway. Soon after they will be flying around in giant Borg cubes and harassing the Enterprise.