disabilities

Brain-Actuated Wheelchair

Researchers at the University of Zaragoza in Spain have developed a wheelchair capable of reacting to directional thoughts of its user. The chair uses a laser scanner to generate a three dimensional map of its surroundings. Users concentrate on one ...

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Robot Gets Artificial Skin

Robot Gets Artificial Skin

European researchers have collaborated to develop artificial skin for robots. The purpose of the project is to help investigate the manner in which robots can help children with autism learn about social interaction. This is the first time that such ...

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Honda’s Stride Assist

Honda’s Stride Assist

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan and its American branch recently exhibited prototypes of two assistive devices at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. The two wearable devices – designed to help the elderly ...

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Special GUI for Your Eyes Only

Special GUI for Your Eyes Only

Researches at the University of Washington have recently developed a system, which for the first time, offers an instantly customizable approach to user interfaces. Each participant in the program is placed through a brief skills test and then a mathematically-based ...

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Moving Your Mouse with your Eyes

Moving Your Mouse with your Eyes

People with disabilities often find it hard to use the computer. Two Israeli students developed a unique softwere which uses a simple camera that tracks the user’s eyes across the screen and can help control the courser without relying on ...

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