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ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014
Weekly newsletter about people with ALS, assistive technology, communication devices (AAC), aging in place, and the gadgets that can help people with ALS
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Managing the AAC Needs of Adults with Acquired Communication Disabilities

TRAINING: Managing the AAC needs of Adults with Acquired Communication Disabilities. Register http://t.co/KnXfLCCmvZ #assistivetechnology
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AAC: Mounts for AAC devices

AAC: Mounts for AAC devices | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Explore Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP's hand-picked collection of Pins about AAC: Mounts for AAC devices on Pinterest. | See more about wheelchairs, stability and bed sofa. (RT @Lasenders: Added a Pinterest board of AAC device mounts.
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Tobii EyeAsteroids is the world’s first arcade game that runs by eye control | Bornrich | BINGBING Luxury

Tobii EyeAsteroids is the world’s first arcade game that runs by eye control | Bornrich | BINGBING Luxury | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Tobii EyeAsteroids is the world’s first arcade game that runs by eye control | Bornrich : http://t.co/A68hNYacK4
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First quadriplegic controlled car demonstrated at WPAFB - Xenia Gazette

First quadriplegic controlled car demonstrated at WPAFB - Xenia Gazette | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
First quadriplegic controlled car demonstrated at WPAFB Xenia Gazette Through the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Project, a 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray car has been modified with integrated advanced electronics and a human-to-machine interface so a...
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Living with ALS: 'Everybody else is your hands and your feet' - KMTR NewsSource 16

Living with ALS: 'Everybody else is your hands and your feet' - KMTR NewsSource 16 | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Living with ALS: 'Everybody else is your hands and your feet'
KMTR NewsSource 16
Ever since, the rare neuro disease aptly called "the master of destruction" has slowly taken away all control of her body.
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The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - h+ Magazine

The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - h+ Magazine | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it h+ Magazine Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering, predicts that by 2029 computer will exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to that of a human, and that by 2045...
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Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations - India West

Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations - India West | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
India West Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations India West A study conducted by Joyojeet Pal shows that assistive technology—screen readers and other communication software—can boost the economic and social...
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Lou Gehrig wrote heartbreaking letter believing he’d beat ALS

Lou Gehrig wrote heartbreaking letter believing he’d beat ALS | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Yankees icon Lou Gehrig struggled to perform simple tasks — like buttoning his shirt — only months after retirement, but was still convinced he’d beat ALS, according to a heartbreaking letter penned by… (Lou Gehrig wrote heartbreaking letter believing...
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Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations - India West

Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations - India West | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
India West Technology Changing Lives for Visually Impaired in Developing Nations India West A study conducted by Joyojeet Pal shows that assistive technology—screen readers and other communication software—can boost the economic and social...
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New in Assistive Technology- The iAdapter Amplifying Case & AAC - Everyday Speech

New in Assistive Technology- The iAdapter Amplifying Case & AAC - Everyday Speech | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Because of the overwhelming amount of assistive technology and new advancements coming out all the time, it’s important to stay informed.
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Brain implants could RESTORE memories in Alzheimer sufferers - Daily Mail

Brain implants could RESTORE memories in Alzheimer sufferers - Daily Mail | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Brain implants could RESTORE memories in Alzheimer sufferers Daily Mail 'We think that we can develop neuroprosthetic devices that can directly interface with the hippocampus, and can restore the first type of memories we are looking at,...
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Teen Who Can't Hold Controller Plays Minecraft With His Eyebrows, And It's Awesome

Teen Who Can't Hold Controller Plays Minecraft With His Eyebrows, And It's Awesome | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Of the millions who play the video game Minecraft, perhaps few have overcome more to participate than Alexander Kostov.
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First prosthetic arm wired to muscles approved ...

First prosthetic arm wired to muscles approved ... | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Company run by Segway inventor received $40 million from DARPA to create it. (ของจริงไม่ใช่ในหนัง!! แขนกลเพื่อคนพิการ ขยับได้แค่เพียงคิด!!
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Cheap gadget lets you steer a wheelchair with y...

Cheap gadget lets you steer a wheelchair with y... | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
A £50 system that recognises where you want to go could offer a life-changing way for people who can't move their arms and legs to get around (Cheap gadget lets you steer a #wheelchair with your eyes - health - 09 May 2014 - New Scientist | @scoopit...
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Rupal Patel: How Do You Construct A Voice?

Rupal Patel: How Do You Construct A Voice? | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality. (This is about customized synthetic voices — beautiful!
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Brain-machine interface capable of learning - E&T magazine

Brain-machine interface capable of learning - E&T magazine | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
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Brain-machine interface capable of learning
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The system could be used to control a whole range of devices – robot prosthetics, computer pointers or house appliances.
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Mobile apps may hold the key to effective cognitive assessment in the elderly - Medical Xpress

Mobile apps may hold the key to effective cognitive assessment in the elderly - Medical Xpress | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Medical Xpress Mobile apps may hold the key to effective cognitive assessment in the elderly Medical Xpress (Medical Xpress)—Mobile applications developed by two undergraduate students from the Penn State Department of Computer Science and...
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New Study Discusses the Origin of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

New Study Discusses the Origin of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a condition wherein there is attack on the nerve cells causing nerve damage.  The exact etiology is unknown, however a recent study shows that this could be due to an error in protein formation.
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Device helps Down syndrome student communicate - Kansas City Star

Device helps Down syndrome student communicate
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Kelby's device, which is brand-new this school year, cost about $9,000, said Eric Freeman, assistive technologies strategist for the district.
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A key to communication for locked-in syndrome patients - Medical Xpress

A key to communication for locked-in syndrome patients - Medical Xpress | ALS and Assistive Technology Newsletter May 16, 2014 | Scoop.it
Medical Xpress A key to communication for locked-in syndrome patients Medical Xpress Instead of detecting the location of the pupil or using expensive brain-computer interfaces, the team's EOG Assisted Communication Device takes advantage of a...
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (with images, tweet) · ESHick

We all use Augmentative and Alternative Communication when we express ourselves using facial expressions, gestures, symbols or pictures and writing.
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