Magdalena Truchan sits in a wheelchair. She has blonde hair and wears a checked hat, colourful jacket and bright red knee-high boots, which match her lipstick . Her legs are crosed.

Clothing industry’s narrow focus sidelines people with disabilities


Source: HowStufWorks The fashion industry has some catching up to do when it comes to considering people with disabilities. That’s according to the results of a recent study, which surveyed 113 people with mobility impairments. The findings showed that about half of the respondents were unable to attend events like weddings, school dances and job…

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Prosthetic arms inspired by video game world of Deus Ex


Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have teamed up with Open Bionics, a specialist in low-cost prosthetics, to develop new designs based on the world of Deus Ex. The franchise delves deep into a possible future where human augmentation is commonplace, changing society and warfare in equal measure.

The prosthesis is reported to perform admirably, weighing in at less than 3 lb and supporting weights up to 250 lb

Prosthesis allows amputees to walk in heels


A project from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University is providing a prosthesis to help women with lower limb amputations to walk in high heels. It’s an effort that could have a huge positive impact on people’s’ lives, from female veterans to the fashion conscious.

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Thought-reading headset lets users speak their mind


By combining a wireless connected EEG headset from Emotiv and an assistive communication app, California-based Smartstones is bringing the power of speech to those who have difficulty communicating verbally. The “think to speak” technology works by reading the brainwaves of the user and expressing them as phrases spoken through the app.