Tek Robotic Mobilization Device: Next generation wheelchair lets users stand up

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The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is a device that allows people to stand up is being hailed as a potential breakthrough for the disabled.  The machine allows paraplegics – those without the use of their legs – to perform everyday tasks far more easily from shopping in the supermarket to ironing.

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‘Robotic Bed’ Transforms Into Wheelchair

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A bed-shaped robot which can transform from a bed (top) to a wheel chair (bottom).

Japan’s Panasonic Corp. has developed a “Robotic Bed” that can transform into a wheelchair to make life easier for elderly and disabled people.  The invention is designed to help people with limited mobility maintain an independent lifestyle, the firm said in a statement.

 

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Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence

Horseback Riding Eases Back Pain And Boosts Confidence 

Riding on horseback not only eases back pain, but also boosts the rider’s confidence and emotional well being, according to a new study.   The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that horseback riding and related equine assistance therapy programs for disabled and injured individuals benefit human participants.

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Gesture Recognition Computer

Gesture Recognition Computer 

Imagine being able to browse the web, write email and do everything else you need to do without touching your computer. What if it could all be done with a flick of your wrist or the movement of your eyes? Well, researchers at the Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality Research Group, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia just might make that happen for you.

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Home Chare: Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined

Home Chare:  Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined 

Home Chare

For the disabled or the infirm, there are a large number of expensive pieces of equipment to help you get around and live your day to day life. There’s the wheelchair, the stair climber and the sick bed, all of which involve moving from one to the other. The Home Chare, however, combines all three, removing the need to be lifted from one apparatus to another.

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Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers

Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers 

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed the ‘Vocal Joystick’ software, which allows disabled people to use computers in a better way. The software allows the computer to be driven by sound, in pace of the conventional functioning mouse. The difference between the Vocal Joystick and other technologies is that it does not use standard voice recognition technology and instead detects basic sounds at about 100 times a second and generates a fluid and adaptive cursor movement. It is said that the system allows users to exploit large sets of sounds for continuous and discrete movement. The Vocal Joystick does the job with the help of a microphone, computer with a standard sound card and a user who can vocalize.

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Ascend Enlightenment Concept Tackles Hassles Of Modern-Day Travel

Ascend Enlightenment Concept Tackles Hassles Of Modern-Day Travel 

Product Description: First time air travel is never easy. The naive commuter is often jinxed by the list of formalities and sprawling airport environment. Ascend is a human-oriented concept to tackle the hassles of modern-day travel. It will be in the form of biodegradable vibrating stickers and will not interfere with the multi-layered airport security. It aims at giving personalized information to the traveler and guide him through the pre-flight stage. These stickers will work in conjunction with modular touch screen kiosks.

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Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled

Mouth Becomes Virtual PC For Disabled 

When we think of the human tongue, we think of a piece of human flesh that serves a lot of purposes, whether it is tasting food, cleaning our lips and mouth, kissing, swallowing and much more. And now, Georgia Tech scientists have come up with a breakthrough technology that is going to add yet another task to the already busy tongue.

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