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Prosthetic Lego arm wins innovation prize

Prosthetic Lego arm wins innovation prize | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
A prosthetic arm made of Lego, which children can customise to their own needs, wins the grand prize at a digital technology forum in Paris.
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Portsmouth gets 90 talking bus stops for the blind/visually-impaired

Portsmouth gets 90 talking bus stops for the blind/visually-impaired | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Travelling by bus is being made easier for blind and visually-impaired passengers in Portsmouth thanks to the introduction of 90 talking bus stops.
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Apple said to open up Siri with SDK, debut an Amazon Echo competitor

Apple said to open up Siri with SDK, debut an Amazon Echo competitor | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
More versatility for Siri—and maybe even a new device for her to call home.
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Will be great if this would allow physically handicapped individuals to do more with iOS.
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A new spinal cord implant designed by Swiss researchers’ mimics our natural tissue. The e-Dura, designed after the body’s own protective membrane, can deliver electrical and chemical stimulation, t...

A new spinal cord implant designed by Swiss researchers’ mimics our natural tissue. The e-Dura, designed after the body’s own protective membrane, can deliver electrical and chemical stimulation, t... | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
A new spinal cord implant is holding great promise for the paralyzed. It may help those who suffer from certain neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, chronic pain, and epilepsy as well. Experts say this is the most advanced implant yet, which may change the face of paralysis care, or even make the condition a thing of the past.
 
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Toyota Teaming With Segway Inventor Kamen on Better Wheelchairs

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Toyota Teaming With Segway Inventor Kamen on Better Wheelchairs
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Apple's CareKit helps healthcare apps step up their game - ReadWrite

Apple's CareKit helps healthcare apps step up their game - ReadWrite | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Apple has been instrumental in pairing medicine and mobile technology through its series of kits. In March 2015, they launched ResearchKit, an open source software framework to help scientists and doctors not only create medical apps but also recruit patients for clinical trials and research products. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical... Read more »
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New App Will Serve As 'TripAdvisor' For People With Disabilities

New App Will Serve As 'TripAdvisor' For People With Disabilities | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Because accessibility is more than just ramps and large bathroom stalls.
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Web accessibility will now be the law of the land in Europe

Web accessibility will now be the law of the land in Europe | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
On Tuesday (3 May), after a long night of negotiation, and after more than three years since its proposal, it was agreed that web accessibility will now be the law of the land in Europe. This is a victory not only for persons with disabilities, but all of us, writes Dita Charanzová.
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Event at LEGOLAND gives special needs children a chance to play like normal kids

More than 200 families with children who have special needs visited LEGOLAND KC to try out a new harness that's the first of its kind in the metro. ◂ 4
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Students to unveil advanced technology for people with communication barriers | Penn State University

Students to unveil advanced technology for people with communication barriers | Penn State University | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Assistive technologies for people with communication disorders have come a long way in recent years. Apps on tablets, like iPads, help people with speech barriers to communicate their thoughts. Still, current technology is limited in that it does not allow users to clearly convey tone of voice, mood or individual personality. Fortunately, undergraduate engineering students at Penn State and in South Africa are working to eliminate that communication barrier and will unveil the results of their efforts at the Learning Factory College of Engineering Design Showcase April 28 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
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Designers unveil world's first 3D printed consumer wheelchair

Designers unveil world's first 3D printed consumer wheelchair | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Design studio Layer just unveiled their vision for a 3D printed wheelchair which promises to significantly improve the quality of life of users
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Why Siri Won't Listen to Millions of People with Disabilities

Why Siri Won't Listen to Millions of People with Disabilities | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Speech-recognition systems promise the world. But for more than nine million people with voice ailments, that world is out of reach
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Let your kicks guide your sightseeing

Let your kicks guide your sightseeing | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Made with built-in sensors, these smart shoes will show you the way without consulting a map.
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Imagine what it could do for visually impaired individuals!
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Parsee 3D printed smart glasses help the blind to identify objects, text, faces, colors

Parsee 3D printed smart glasses help the blind to identify objects, text, faces, colors | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Parsee, a Polish non-profit organization, has designed a pair of 3D printed Smart Glasses for blind and visually impaired people. The technology, currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, uses text, face, shape, and color recognition to provide audio information to the wearer via a headphone.
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Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers

Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.
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3D motion technology lets wheelchair users move with the wink of an eye

3D motion technology lets wheelchair users move with the wink of an eye | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Researchers from Brazil may have a solution for physically challenged adults that will make it easier for them to get around in a wheelchair. Instead of a joystick, researchers have added motion control that allows them to move with a wink, blink, or nod.
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These Speakers Fire Focused Beams of Ultrasound for the Hard of Hearing

These Speakers Fire Focused Beams of Ultrasound for the Hard of Hearing | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Using directional high-frequency emitters, the HyperSound setup makes TV audio clear without having to blast the volume. Just don't expect any bass at all.
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Surprise! DOJ Delays Web Accessibility Rulemaking, Again

Surprise!  DOJ Delays Web Accessibility Rulemaking, Again | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
In a not-so-surprise move, the Department of Justice has once
again delayed issuing regulations on making government websites
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Low-cost 3D printed braille reader aims to increase literacy rates for the blind

Low-cost 3D printed braille reader aims to increase literacy rates for the blind | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Low-cost 3D printed braille reader aims to increase literacy rates for the blind
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Inclusive - Microsoft Design

Inclusive - Microsoft Design | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Designing for inclusivity not only opens up products and experiences to more people with a wider range of abilities, it also reflects how people really are.
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The Blind Leading the Blind: How Berkeley Alums Are Designing an Inclusive World

The Blind Leading the Blind: How Berkeley Alums Are Designing an Inclusive World | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Joshua Miele has been blind ever since a violent acid attack took away his vision before his 5th birthday. But he says he no longer spends time wishing he could see. Instead, from his office at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, he dreams up new technologies for the blind, and helps turn those visions into reality: maps that can talk, YouTube videos that can speak, electronic gloves that can text.
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5D Robotics, developer of military self-driving tech, makes a move on the civilian market | ZDNet

5D Robotics, developer of military self-driving tech, makes a move on the civilian market | ZDNet | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
All vehicles dream of being robots.
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