Brazilian researchers have developed a wheelchair that can be controlled through small facial, head or iris movements. The team says the technology could help people with cerebral palsy, those who have suffered a stroke or live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other conditions that prevent precise hand movements.
Simple solutions are often best, even when dealing with something as complicated as Parkinson’s. In this inspiring talk, Mileha Soneji shares accessible designs that make the everyday tasks of those living with Parkinson’s a bit easier.
Dr Paul Galloway, Programme Director of Go Baby Go!, realised that simple adaptations to everyday toys could replace therapy and increase mobility for kids with unique function. What’s more, it’s cool!
Daniel Kish’s organization, World Access for the Blind, trains visually impaired people to achieve greater freedom and mobility through echolocation, a technique that simulates a bat’s night vision of perceiving the environment through sound.