Assistive Technology

How Far Away Are We From Self-Driving Accessible Vehicles?

Through the use of cameras, sensors and computers, on-road test vehicles are successfully driving themselves! What just a few years ago seemed like science fiction is quickly becoming a reality. Technology giants such as Google and Apple are teaming up with major automobile manufacturers in developing and road-testing self-driving cars and smaller SUVs. Google’s concept …

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ReWalk Exoskeleton 6.0 Cleared by FDA for Personal Use and SCI Rehab

As National Spinal Cord Awareness Month comes to a close there is big news! The ReWalk 6.0  robotic exoskeleton has been cleared by the FDA for personal and rehabilitation use. The ReWalk 6.0 allows users to stand upright, walk, turn and maneuver stairs and is designed specifically for users recovering from spinal cord injuries. They …

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The Ultimate Off-Road Wheelchair

The RipChair 3.0 may be the most extreme accessible off-road vehicle ever manufactured! Geoff and Michael Howe have a history of building over-the-top modes of transportation. They rose to fame in 2001 with the development of the Ripsaw. This unmanned ground vehicle was purchased by the U.S. Military making them the youngest duo to ever receive a …

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Behind the Scenes Ford Explorer Wheelchair Accessible Conversion

Last year, BraunAbility released the revolutionary Ford Explorer MXV. It is the first accessible SUV on the market with an automatic, in-floor ramp and it has several patent pending features that maximize comfort and convenience. The glide-out door and sliding shifter are two unique features that help make the MXV extremely accessible. Time-Lapse Video of …

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