Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

Golf Anybody

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A physical disability refers to a limitation on a person’s physical functioning. These disabilities can cause a person to have many obstacles throughout a single day. Many people who have physical disabilities such as paraplegia believe that physical activity and recreational sports are not possible. This is where people are wrong.

Posted by Zachary Hughes Jun 26, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Journey & Destination

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I take exception to the quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” My suggested change is: life is a journey AND a destination. While I agree that we never completely arrive, it also seems that along the journey, we do seek out and hopefully enjoy destinations.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jun 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The benefit of Smartphones

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As there are billions of smart-devices utilizing touch screens within the world today, Individuals with disabilities could be deprived from enjoying the convenience of such technology. For some, the mere ability to touch and swipe the display may be a daunting task at best. Thanks to Obed Ben Dov whom graduated from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, those challenges may be overcome due to his vision of Sesame Enable technology. Those unable to utilize smartphones and tablets because of physical constraints may soon be able to enjoy those products.

Posted by Ken Myers May 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Eye Tracking Technology: How Far Will it Go?

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Eye tracking technology is advancing at a rapid pace. From the first implementations of facial recognition to unlocking laptops, the use of the eyes as a medium for input is continuing to develop. Some smartphones are able to scroll through various screens by detecting the motions of the eye itself, but what else can be accomplished based on this technology? As the capabilities for eye tracking increase, what can those with physical disabilities anticipate with this development?

Posted by Ken Myers Apr 24, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

What to Expect During an X-Ray

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Of all the medical procedures out there, the X-Ray is one of the most diverse. Technicians are able to focus on almost any set of bones in almost any part of the body. Whether you’re getting a quick X-Ray of your teeth for cavities or a scan of your lower leg, here’s what to expect.

Posted by Bency George Apr 21, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Innovative Harness Provides Mobility Assistance

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When her son Rotem was two years old, Debby Elnatan was told he would never be able to walk. Rotem had cerebral palsy and according to medical professionals, he had no consciousness of his legs. Debby, a music therapist from Israel, wasn’t going to let that inhibit Rotem’s life. She started walking him around every single day but as he grew, it became increasingly strenuous for the both of them. Out of her own pain and desperation, Debby decided that something had to be done to aid Rotem’s mobility whilst supporting her own. And so the Upsee was born.

Posted by Emily Buchanan Apr 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Breathe Easy: Technology Solutions for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

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Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is just beginning to become a widely accepted health condition. Initially, when a person would complain of such mysterious and severe reactions to what seemed to be exposure to simple everyday life, doctors often struggled to come up with another explanation or simply weren’t able to provide one at all. In some cases, sufferers with this health condition were left frustrated.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Feb 11, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Gadgets to use in Today’s World

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Assistive Technology is making it easier for people with disabilities to use the computer, call their loved ones, and travel from place to place. A new line of gadgets is helping people with disabilities become more independent. From computing accessories for paraplegics to specialized alarm clocks for people who are deaf, these products are practical solutions to help with daily living. Checkout the available technological options to help you participate in todays computerized world!

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Feb 05, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Smiling Through the Rough Days Until They’re Brighter

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After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you or your loved one can struggle to remain optimistic as you face an uncertain future and what most certainly seems to be an uphill battle. While it might be difficult to recognize the struggles and challenges victims of TBIs might face, please be be encouraged to know that you are not alone. There are support groups to assist as well as activities to engage in while dealing with a TBI.

Posted by Shelly Duell Feb 03, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

“It’s not always about the Science”

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In October, I stood in front of a group of health and fitness professionals and delivered a presentation about my fitness and walking program.  I spoke about why I started the program, provided examples of evidence-based methods that have been used to advance the work, and offered a glimpse of the “science” behind the approaches, routines, and daily workouts.  During the question-and-answer period, an audience member asked “What keeps you going?”

Posted by Kerry Jan 27, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments