Posts in 'Assistive Technology'

3-D Printed Models Help Shorten Surgery Time for Common Hip Disorder in Children

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via: A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient’s hip joint cut... Read More

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just Like the Weather

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via: Science & Technology Research News Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say 80 per cent, you decide to bring an umbrella to work. Now, imagine waking up and not knowing if you will... Read More

Electronic Devices Help Non-Verbal Kids Find Their Voice

Assistive Technology, In the News

by Pam Adams, Journal Star/TNS Via Selah isn’t ready to work yet. Carrie Kerr asks, “Do you want a drink?” Selah grabs a bright pink iPad programmed with more than 3,000 words and matching pictures, including a skunk for a fun kid word like “fart.” Pronouns in yellow-colored boxes, adjectives in blue, nouns in... Read More

University Rallies to Present Disabled Honor Student with New High-Tech Wheelchair

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via Fox 5 NY   Students and staff at Fairfield University came together last week to surprise a sophomore student with a new wheelchair equipped with communicative technology, meaning she could ditch her damaged unit, which was being held together with duct tape. “I was not expecting any of this,” Meg Moore, 20, told the... Read More

New Technology Allows a Women with Cerebral Palsy to Play Music With Her Eyes

Assistive Technology, In the News

Via By SBS Insight At a backyard pool party ten years ago, Dr Jordan Nguyen decided to attempt an especially creative jump from the diving board. Lacking control, he careered head-first into the water and felt a “massive crunch” in his neck as his head hit the bottom of the pool. He was taken... Read More

Undergrads, Professors Collaborate to Develop State-of-the-Art Leg Brace for Student with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology, In the News, Medical Research

Robotic exoskeletons have long been a staple of science fiction. Now, Master of Information student Thomas Garside has collaborated with iSchool Professor Matt Ratto and a team of Engineering students and motion specialists from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education to make such a device a reality. A full-time student concentrating on critical information... Read More

Girl With Cerebral Palsy Dances Without Walker For First Time

Assistive Technology, In the News, Stories

The 6 year-old girl, who has cerebral palsy, dances with a little help from her mom, Dana Florence, and the assistance of a new invention. Read More

Breaking Down Barriers: iPad Helpful Tool for Special-Needs Students

Assistive Technology, Education, In the News

The use of the iPad in education is "ever-expanding and ever-growing" for students with communication or curriculum access needs. Read More

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