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In a basement office at Purdue University in Indiana, associate professor of engineering practice Brad Duerstock has designed a special space. His desk sits up on cinder blocks, slightly higher than all the rest. In the meeting area, tables have adjustable heights. And...

source: NPR

Human bodies come in all shapes and sizes, especially where disability is involved. But for the most part, wheelchairs are a one-size-fits-all affair. It's absurd, says British designer Benjamin Hubert, founder of the experience-driven industrial design agency Layer. Shouldn't...

source: Fast Company

The 40-year-old explorer lost his sight aged 22, but went on to become the first blind person to reach the South Pole in 2009. However, one year after this adventure, he fell from a second-storey window, damaging...

source: Irish Examiner

Wellspring Capital Management is shopping for a buyer for National Seating & Mobility, according to news reports. The private equity firm has hired Piper Jaffray, an investment bank and asset management firm offering M&A services, to find a buyer for the complex rehab provider,...

source: HME News

More than seven years after Johnson & Johnson's Independence Technology division announced it was stopping production of iBOT, the famous self-balancing, stair-climbing power wheelchair, Toyota Motor North America said it had signed an agreement with inventor Dean Kamen...

source: Mobility Management

A new type of hydrostatic transmission that combines hydraulic and pneumatic lines can safely and precisely drive robot arms, giving them the delicacy necessary to pick up an egg without breaking it. This transmission has almost...



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