A decade ago—before there were iPhones and tablets-people with disabilities (PWD) were probably the most interested in the stuff Steve Jobs was dreaming up. Jobs wanted to make communication devices more intuitive and less complex for people to use. As the technology has progressed, smartphones and tablets have incorporated several innovations for people with disabilities including:
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On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I entered my friend Lynda’s virtual forum on Spirituality. I had met Lynda during a time when I was seized by doubt and fear about the pursuit of my goals to walk without assistive devices.
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.
A healthcare professional knows that pain is one of the best indicators that something’s not right with a patient, but there’s a fine line between using that pain to alert you something needs to be done and keeping the pain from causing traumatizing discomfort for patients. If you work in an ICU or a hospital, pain is an everyday challenge for healthcare professionals and their patients. Meet with your colleagues to discuss methods of better pain management at your facility; there’s no right or wrong way to debate it, but there are a few ideas to assist in dealing with the level of pain your patients feel.
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?
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.
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.
Keeping your eyes protected is very important to prevent health issues. However, there are many daily activities performed that can cause health issues to your eyes. Keeping your eyesight in good condition as long as possible is very important for your overall health. No matter your age or condition, please keep in mind the seriousness of protecting your eyes when engaging in specific activities.
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.