*Bionic revolution: The tech getting disabled people into work*
By Dave Lee
"In a job market that is tougher than it has been for a generation, millions are struggling to find - and keep - work.
But while huge swathes of society deal with overcoming cutbacks, closing businesses and forced redundancies, another group of job seekers really does have its work cut out.
Even after a summer of extraordinary Paralympic achievement, people with disabilities face even greater hurdles into employment - access and mobility, coupled often with prejudice and ignorance.
Many believe technology can go some way to addressing this. But it's a complex journey, with many crossroads, and one that's far from finished.
At its cutting edge, is Hugh Herr, an associate professor of biometrics at MIT Media Lab.
He believes his pioneering technology - known as bionics - has the ability to tap into a under appreciated workforce who, until now, may have been unable to work.
"I predict a bionics revolution," he says.
"We're entering a bionic era where we actually are beginning to see technology that's sophisticated enough to emulate key physiological functions."....."
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