For people who are almost entirely unable to walk, a powerful heavy-duty electric wheelchair is sometimes necessary. For folks who simply have limited mobility, however, often all that's needed is a little something to lessen the amount...
Articles in this quarter's edition of RESNA's research journal include adjusting mouse settings to improve pointing performance; algebra supported e-text for students with vision impairments; attitudes towards human-like assistive robots; effects of wheelchair seat height...
DME reuse programs can be attractive in the face of state budget shortfalls, but an upcoming position paper from NCART says there are complications to consider before implementing such programs. Texas, Connecticut and Oregon are currently contemplating DME reuse programs...
In 1981, Linda Texceira became the first client of the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. Texceira has cerebral palsy. A computerized device from the UMD Center helps her communicate.
Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app to help blind and visually impaired people navigate streets in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Daily reports the app will guide visually impaired and blind people safely through intersections....
A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of USC, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Huntington Medical Research Institutes reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device...
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