Amputee holds orange in prosthetic hand

More access-improving technology


“The researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) recently developed a completely new sensory feedback channel which allowed a Danish 36 year-old amputee, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, to feel objects in his hand in real time. This was the first time in nine years that Sørensen experienced the sensation of touch.”…

Wheelchair in water

Wheelchairs for the Water


The New York Times reports: Beachgoers with mobility issues visiting Trinidad and Tobago can now use amphibious wheelchairs at a flagship beach that allow people with disabilities to safely enter the water. Four amphibious wheelchairs are available free to visitors at Maracas Beach through the country’s new Amphibious Wheelchair Service. Two lifeguards per wheelchair take visitors…