Assistive Technology

Message Banking Technology Helps ALS Patients Regain Their Voice

People with ALS and other degenerative diseases may lose their ability to speak over time, but today’s technology can give them a voice. Most of the speech technology we see has a robotic voice. What if ALS patients could get their own, personalized voice back? Thanks to message banking, they can. Message Banking is Created …

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Hands Free Prototype Wheelchair Moves by Leaning Forward or Side-to-Side

Wheelchair of the Future? After four years of research and development, Kevin Halsall has finally unveiled his incredible new invention. The New Zealand native has created a hands free prototype wheelchair for his friend Marcus Thompson, who was paralyzed after a skiing accident. The OGO is a mix of a wheelchair and a Segway that …

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Mobility Equipment for Amputees

After a limb has been amputated, a person is typically not able to drive an automobile the same way as they had before. However, there are several adaptive devices that can enable an amputee to continue driving and maintain his or her independence. The site of amputation(s) will determine exactly what type of vehicle an …

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