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According to Research and Development Magazine, a new lightweight, high-powered, waterproof wheelchair that is powered by high-pressurized air instead of batteries or electronics is offering users new recreational opportunities.

Read more here: https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/11/new-waterproof-wheelchair-powered-entirely-compressed-air

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While seniors today have several assistive technology options to help improve their lives, many are unsure how to tap into what is available to them. Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is a Brooklyn-based non-profit that seeks to educate and train the aging population on how to use a variety of...

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For quadriplegics, life can be extremely isolated. Those without the ability to control their arms, legs or head must rely entirely on a caregiver to move, or even turn around, their wheelchair. According to a Research and Development Magazine article, the Eyedrivomatic—an add-on system that turns any electric wheelchair into...

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An article from Research and Development Magazine tells of a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Northwestern University who have now accomplished a similar feat, using cryptographic techniques to decode the activity of motor neurons. Their approach has allowed them to predict,...

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The product, called Tap, looks like a string-equivalent of brass knuckles. You place your fingers through fabric loops that are linked together by short nylon straps. There's a larger loop for the thumb that also houses a haptic motor and a sensor that turns it into a mouse. The idea...

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This guide, from the National Conference of State Legislatures features an interactive map of the United States where choice laws for each state and territory are presented. Other resources available include videos, publications, articles, and personal contacts for more information on charter schools and private school choice. http://www.ncsl.org/research/education/interactive-guide-to-school-choice.aspx#/...

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Researchers from Binghamton University found that fine fibers like spider silk could boost the quality of microphones built into hearing aids. The basic idea of this was to show that it is effective, but there's a lot of work that needs to be done. More research is necessary to develop...

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New technology developed by Princeton University computer scientists may do for audio recordings of the human voice what word processing software did for the written word. The software, named VoCo, provides an easy means to add or replace a word in an audio recording of a human voice by editing...

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MathTalk is a specialized speech recognition mathematics software which allows the user to voice any math (pre-algebra, algebra, trig, calculus, statistics, graphing, PhD and professional levels) and have it appear onscreen. Established in 1997, MathTalk is a vast library of voice commands used initially with DragonDictate and now with Dragon...

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Watch these two videos to learn about new developments in assistive technology for people with disabilities. The first video features: 'liftware' for meals that allows people with poor motor control to feed themselves; a touch free smart phone that uses head motion for navigation; a speech device; a crowd-sourced accessible-business...

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