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NASA X1 Exoskeleton keep astronauts fit and could help disabled walk | SlashGear

NASA X1 Exoskeleton keep astronauts fit and could help disabled walk | SlashGear | Technocare | Scoop.it
NASA's Robonaut 2 program has spawned an exoskeleton suit that could eventually help disabled people walk again as well as allow astronauts greater...

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Anxo y Daniel desde su silla de ruedas: "Los bienes y servicios no están preparados para todas las personas"

Anxo y Daniel desde su silla de ruedas: "Los bienes y servicios no están preparados para todas las personas" | Technocare | Scoop.it
Ambos cuentan cómo todavía se incumplen directamente las normas que deberían garantizar la integración de personas con diversidad  "Que no podamos bajar al metro como ciudadanos cualquiera me parece un desprecio", explican Las leyes prevén sanciones para empresas e instituciones que no se hagan accesibles pero las multas no llegan, denuncian las organizaciones de personas con discapacidad
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Open Source Estrogen

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The goal of Open Source Estrogen is to explore the various ways that estrogen performs molecular colonization of human society, our bodies, and ecosystems. Estrogen is the most ancient of sex hormones. Therefore the mutagenic effects of environmental estrogens disrupt species across all animal taxa, including humans. In response to the ongoing molecular colonization of xeno-estrogens, the project aims to demonstrate how our collective mutagenesis necessitates civil action through DIY/DIWO practice. Three possible approaches are: 1) SYNTHESIS - Are we able to circumvent governments and institutions to gain hormone access? What are the ethics behind self-administering self-synthesized hormones? 2) DETECTION - What are the ramifications of estrogen de-regulation? How can biosensors play a role in mobilizing citizen surveying of local water sources? 3) EXTRACTION - How can citizens remove the hormonal toxicity in the environment that is currently mutagenizing human and non-human bodies? Can the xenoestrogens be recycled back into our bodies? We are looking for collaborators across ALL disciplines: biochemical knowledge for extraction, biotoxicology, cross-species endocrinology, ecological interactions, analysis of biological samples from local water sources, building of low-cost biosensors for detecting and mapping estrogenic waters -- these are a couple of examples. Collaborators: Paula Pin, Gaia Leandra, Amanda Padilla, Carlos Gamez
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Cyborg-Brujas: BioHacking y Laboratorios caseros

Cyborg-Brujas: BioHacking y Laboratorios caseros | Technocare | Scoop.it
 La experimentación de la soberanía, autonomía y decolonización de los cuerpos “La institución médica ostenta siniestras prohibitivas tecnologías de diagnóstico, metodologías de diagnosis patriarcales, conservadoras y ocultistas en lectura y tratamientos. En el caso de la ginecología llega a niveles inquisitorios, paternalistas y actitudes fascistas. Para hacerme un jodido cultivo de cándida o…
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Teaching Blind Students with 3-D Prints

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The technology turns abstract ideas into tactile teaching aids for the visually impaired
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Getting in Touch: Virtual Maps for the Blind

Getting in Touch: Virtual Maps for the Blind | Technocare | Scoop.it
Tactile models based on video footage could make navigating a new city easier
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Tactile Traffic Maps Could Help Blind Pedestrians Navigate

Tactile Traffic Maps Could Help Blind Pedestrians Navigate | Technocare | Scoop.it
The technology is currently being tested at a busy intersection in New York City
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Así es el ‘bastón 4.0’ para las personas ciegas

Así es el ‘bastón 4.0’ para las personas ciegas | Technocare | Scoop.it
Los dispositivos móviles y lo táctil pasan de ser el enemigo para las 70.000 españoles que se valen del tacto o el sonido a ayudarles en el día a día.
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From White Canes To Indoor Nav: A Modern History of Assistive Technology for the Blind

From White Canes To Indoor Nav: A Modern History of Assistive Technology for the Blind | Technocare | Scoop.it
Every life is defined by the unique set of challenges one must overcome, and blind folks — just like their sighted peers — often need some assistance when it comes to conquering the obstacles life…
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Les cures a Catalunya: d’on venim, com estem i on anem

Les cures a Catalunya: d’on venim, com estem i on anem | Technocare | Scoop.it
Per sort, darrerament se sent a parlar més sovint de l’àmbit de les cures. Tanmateix, hi ha qui no ha deixat de parlar-ne mai i, ara, sembla ser que l’administració pública s’ha posat mans a la feina
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Sensors per fer més accessible la ciutat

Sensors per fer més accessible la ciutat | Technocare | Scoop.it

Comerços de Creu Coberta instal·len un sistema per rebre dades sobre les botigues al mòbil i superar barreres informatives. El desenvolupa una cooperativa creada amb el suport de l'espai d'economia social Coòpolis

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The Fight

People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up of being ignored, a group of them marched across the Andes to the sea
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Bridging The Exclusion Gap

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A set of gloves and glasses which simulate common physical limitations, like age-related long-sightedness or arthritis, have been released in the hope of getting more designers to think again about the usability of their products. Researchers at the University of Cambridge's Engineering Design Centre say that millions of people around the country -- in particular the ageing, baby-boomer generation -- have unnecessary difficulty using everyday products ranging from gadgets, to packaging, to windows and doors, because of poor design. Addressing these issues would also reduce the costs of social care.
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Mine Detection Dogs

The use of dogs to detect mines (MDD) has been recognized as an efficient tool in mine action for many years. Today there are five chapters in IMA
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Barcelona pone en marcha el Plan de Accesibilidad Universal 2018-2026

Su objetivo es conseguir que la ciudad sea plenamente accesible para toda la población


Avui s'ha presentat el Pla d'Accessibilitat Universal de Barcelona 2018-2026 que defineix com a objectiu posar la persona al centre i garantir el complet exercici dels seus drets, més enllà de si aquestes persones tenen algun tipus de discapacitat o de diversitat funcional. Ya hace meses que el Instituto Municipal de Personas con Discapacidad (IMPD) empezó a diseñar este plan, que hoy ha sido presentado como una Medida de Gobierno por parte de la teniente de alcaldía de Derechos Sociales, Laia Ortiz y el gerente del IMPD, Ramón Lamiel. La intención es analizar con detalle todos los servicios que se prestan a la ciudadanía, sean públicos o privados, revisando si garantizan la accesibilidad física, comunicativa y de los productos que ofrecen. Esta fase de diagnóstico se prevé que esté terminada a principios del 2018. El plan contempla, también, una fase de elaboración e implementación de soluciones y medidas de accesibilidad. Uno de los objetivos del Plan es la aprobación de una ordenanza municipal sobre accesibilidad universal que sería la primera normativa de estas características. “No es el primer plan que se hace, pero si queremos que sea el último”, ha enfatizado a la teniente de alcaldía de Derechos Sociales, Laia Ortiz, porque el objetivo es que la nueva normativa fije una manera de trabajar en el futuro y suponga una referencia para el conjunto del Ayuntamiento. Una contratación pionera La elaboración del nuevo Plan de Accesibilidad Universal 2018-2026 cuenta con un presupuesto de 847.000 euros, una cantidad que incluye el coste de los tres planes de empleo que tiene asociados, pero no el gasto que comportarán las medidas que se deriven de él. El objetivo es que, a partir de la aprobación del plan, el Ayuntamiento destine un porcentaje de las inversiones municipales a estas reformas. Los planes de empleo realizarán tareas de recogida de datos de los diferentes servicios. De momento se han contratado 35 personas mediante dos planes de empleo diseñados por Barcelona Activa. El tercero de estos planes de empleo supondrá la contratación de 30 personas más con discapacidad física, una contratación que organizará el Instituto Municipal de Personas con Discapacidad y que es pionera en el ámbito municipal, porque nunca antes se ha hecho un plan de accesibilidad ocupando directamente los principales destinatarios de la normativa. Además, entidades y profesionales implicados en el trabajo diario con estos colectivos participarán en el diseño de las soluciones y los instrumentos más adecuados.

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These Spanish "Cyborg Witches" Want to Change the Way You Think About Your Body

These Spanish "Cyborg Witches" Want to Change the Way You Think About Your Body | Technocare | Scoop.it

Take your vagina into your own hands. Health-wise, I mean. Stick your hands down your pants all you want, but I’m going to tell you about DIY gynecology. GynePunk, a Catalan collective from Calafou, is working to develop an emergency gynecological medicine tool kit. Like a risk-reduction kit, but for your lady bits. This toolkit would let you take samples from yourself and test them without having to pay for a doctor or be subjected to the “bureaucratic, statistical forms that perform a role of judgement of your practices, capacities or choices,” as described by GynePunk. Patriarchal prodding aside, this kit would be fantastic for immigrants without health coverage, refugee camps, sex works, and even GynePunk members themselves. Yeast infections, UTIs, all of the gunk that doesn’t belong in your junk.. you could test it yourself! Discreet, cheap, and DIY. Crafts for your crotch!

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GynePunk, the cyborg witches of DIY gynecology

GynePunk, the cyborg witches of DIY gynecology | Technocare | Scoop.it
The Catalan collective GynePunk wants to decolonize the female body. To this end, it is developing first aid gynecological tools, for socially disadvantaged women, refugees, sex workers. But also for themselves.
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Tasting the Light: Device Lets the Blind "See" with Their Tongues

Tasting the Light: Device Lets the Blind "See" with Their Tongues | Technocare | Scoop.it
A pair of sunglasses wired to an electric "lollipop" helps the visually impaired regain optical sensations via a different pathway
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Design in crisis: Coming to our senses - ManualCAD

Design in crisis: Coming to our senses - ManualCAD | Technocare | Scoop.it
In this project, students will collectively explore what happens to architectural practice when we ‘come to our senses’. During the semester, on a weekly basis students will (a) experiment with a multi-sensorial approach to urban environments that centre-stages bodily experiences beyond the gaze and that is supported by different sensing devices, (b) reflect upon how such an approach puts many of the tools, strategies, aims and goals of architectural design in crisis; and (c) reimagine how a multi-sensorial architectural practice could look like. Accordingly, we will, first, undertake a collective exploration of sensory practices, in order to re-appreciate the city and the built environment in a different light. This exploration will involve site visits, perception experiments, documentation exercises, and collective readings and discussions. Second, using a case-scenario approach, we will learn from these critical experiences to collectively prototype a new architectural toolkit, that is, a set of devices, methods, and skills necessary to re-equip our practice and make us ‘come to our senses.’ Objective ​ Learning to develop sensory skills and capacities of designers beyond the use of the gaze, as well as learning to become affected by the multi-sensory aspect of the situations in which they design, and the people they design with.
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Barcelona suspende en la inclusión de perros guía

Barcelona suspende en la inclusión de perros guía | Technocare | Scoop.it
Barcelona suspende en la inclusión de perros guía. Algunos comercios, restaurantes y transportes públicos niegan la entrada a estos animales
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The Restaurant of Order Mistakes only employs waiters who have dementia

The Restaurant of Order Mistakes only employs waiters who have dementia | Technocare | Scoop.it
Eating out can be a stressful experience when you're cripplingly indecisive. You can't make up your mind about starters. You don't know what to have for main. And puddin
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"The Restaurant of Order Mistakes has just opened in Tokyo and it only hires waiters with dementia. The pop-up’s premise is that the staff may get your order wrong but if you go there knowing that from the start, you won’t dwell on it too much – and it might change your perception about those suffering from the illness. It also hopes to show people that dementia patients can be functioning members of society"
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Nuestro Muro

Nuestro Muro | Technocare | Scoop.it
La accesibilidad no es sólo una cuestión de personas con diversidad funcional; es una cuestión de convivencia y de repensar la manera en la que vivimos en la urbe.Una perspectiva de género unida a una mirada por la vida independiente de las personas con discapacidad son necesarias para mejorar nuestras vidas.
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Design with the blind in mind

Design with the blind in mind | Technocare | Scoop.it
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
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Your bank. Walk a mile in my shoes

To fully understand our customers, we needed to put ourselves in their shoes. In this video see what happens when we put an Age Suit on and went into
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Brace yourself: This prosthetic engineer is giving animals a leg up

Brace yourself: This prosthetic engineer is giving animals a leg up | Technocare | Scoop.it
Derrick Campana made the jump to animal prosthetics and orthotics 12 years ago -- when few, if anyone, created artificial limbs for dogs and other pets.
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