Category Archive for "Technology"

Robotic Legs Could Power up Physical Therapy for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Kids suffering from cerebral palsy may soon have a powerful new physical therapy technique in the form of robotic assistance for their legs. A study is being conducted on the potential benefits of the system, newly adapted for the use

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Bluetooth swim caps and BMW wheelchairs – how tech will help Rio’s Paralympians reach new heights

From carbon fibre wheelchairs built using Formula One techniques to a swimming cap that tells blind swimmers when to turn via a smartphone, technology rarely plays a more integrated role in sport than it does at the Paralympics. The days

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This technology is helping young girls with a rare syndrome communicate

When 13-year-old Nathalia Lawlor was born, she seemed perfectly healthy, moving and babbling like any other baby. But at around six or seven months, she started to lose her coordination and ability to move. Once able to grasp small objects,

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How Tech Can Help the Visually Impaired

A new app reminds me of caring for my blind grandmother I grew up with a blind grandmother, who lost her vision to glaucoma. The medicine of the 1930’s and 1940’s, unfortunately, couldn’t prevent that fate. So from a very

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Visually impaired musicians overcome obstacles with technology at Napa camp

Music has been called the “universal language,” but becoming a serious musician may require more than just picking up an instrument. Being able to read and write music is important, for example, if you want to perform with an orchestra

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An engineer uses IoT to tackle illness

Daniel Strabley’s day job is helping to protect the U.S. from weapons of mass destruction. He works on a software suite that interacts with sensors to detect chemical and radiation threats. The sensor information, as you may imagine, is complicated,

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Using their brains: Students work with mind-control technology to help disabled

In a classroom at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia’s (ITC) campus in the capital’s Tuol Kork district, two engineering students are designing a robotic wheelchair that can be moved with just a thought – or even a blink of

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Disease Stole Their Independence, But This High-Tech Home Is Giving It Back

Steve Saling, a Boston-area landscape architect, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2006. Saling still had full function of his body a year later, but knowing this wouldn’t always be the case, he wanted to learn more about

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Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks. One potential application of foot recognition technology could use a sensor to capture a foot shape

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‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John: High-tech hearing aids changed my life

Daymond John is many things: the founder and CEO of fashion brand FUBU, star of the reality TV series Shark Tank, a serial investor and the author of several bestselling books. But he’s also one of 360 million people worldwide

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