Wheelchair controlled by facial expressions to hit the market within 2 years


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.

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Mileha Soneji: Simple hacks for life with Parkinson’s


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.

Daniel Kish: Blind Vision


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.