Assistive Technology

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the …

Disability

Google Brings Morse Code to Gboard for iOS

Google created this feature in partnership with assistive technology developer Tania Finlayson, who was born with cerebral palsy and has been using …

Gboard

AccessAbilities Podcast

Welcome to AccessAbilities, a podcast from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistive Technology Center (ATC). Your hosts, Kelsey Hall and …

Podcasting

First Artificial Iris Approved

<b>Editor's Note</b>: <i>This video first appeared on the Wills Eye Hospital website and is being republished on Medscape with permission.</i><p>Hello. I am Brandon …

Medicine

Innovative coral reef restoration in Palawan Biosphere Reserve, Philippines

The Pangatalan Marine Protected Area is the site of successful coral reef restoration processes based on innovative techniques developed by the …

Unesco

TweetDeck focuses on accessibility as it rolls out support for image descriptions

TweetDeck today is rolling out a notable update that it says empowers people to “make their tweets accessible to the widest possible audience.” With today’s update, users can now add descriptions, or alternative text, to images they share in tweets…<p>TweetDeck explains that this feature is incredibly …

App Store

New technology enables man to hold his granddaughter again

Amputees use new, naturalistic sensory device at home for daily tasks, gain greater sense of personal well-being and connection to those they …

Case Western Reserve University

News story: CV24 report published

Our investigation report on the grounding of the UK registered yacht CV24 on 31 October 2017 during a round the world race, is now published.CV24 was …

Sailing

For Students With Disabilities, Ed Tech Can Empower. But It Often Doesn't

<i>Chicago</i><p>Assistive technology—tools designed for disabled users—can give all students the opportunity to develop their strengths and share their …

Education Technology

Alzheimer's Q&A: How can I promote good eating habits for my husband who has Alzheimer's?

As the disease progresses, mealtimes can become more difficult for those with Alzheimer's or dementia.<p>Start by offering a diet rich in fruits and …

Nutrition

Episode 115 Trends for June 8-21: Professional Development, Hardware & Software, Assistive Technology, and Instructional Design

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that include June 8-22, 2018 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine …

Education Technology

Electronic skin lets any prosthesis feel touch and pain

Researchers have developed an "e-dermis" or electronic skin that could be applied to a prosthetic hand to give the wearer a sense of touch. By using …

Prosthetics

New electronic skin allows bionic limbs to feel pain — and that’s a good thing

There’s no doubt that bionic prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks to various technological breakthroughs. But one …

Johns Hopkins University

Prosthesis with neuromorphic multilayered e-dermis perceives touch and pain

Abstract<p>The human body is a template for many state-of-the-art prosthetic devices and sensors. Perceptions of touch and pain are fundamental …

Neurology

Polar Drawing Machine

Linkft Robotics shows off a nifty Arduino Mega and Fischertechnik based plotter. Unlike other drawing machines which are driven by cartesian …

Turntables

Hailey Dawson 1st Pitch | 06/03/2018 | MLB.com

Hailey Dawson, an inspirational 8-year-old who uses a 3D printed prosthesis on her right hand, threw out the first pitch at Safeco Field

Prosthetics

Tech support for visually impaired

The Macular Society has launched a new technical support service to help people with macular disease get to grips with digital assistive …

Optometry

A Look at How Furrion’s Giant 15-Foot Tall, 8,000 Pound Prosthesis Mech Suit Works

Tested editor Norman Chan met up with Jonathan Tippett, the founder of Furrion and creator of the Prosthesis mech. Chan got the low down on how the …

Offbeat News

Proprioception from a neurally controlled lower-extremity prosthesis

A leg up for neuroprosthetics<p>Amputation severs bone, nerves, and muscles used for limb movement, limiting an amputee’s ability to sense and control a …

Prosthetics

Blind people say technology like Siri and VoiceOver is life-changing

The <i>WSJ</i> has an interesting piece looking at how AI and other forms of technology are transforming the lives of blind people.<p>Microsoft’s Seeing AI app is one particularly dramatic example – able to do things like identify faces, recognize bank notes, read handwriting and so on – but Apple’s tech is …

Apple

Element14 launches Design for a Cause

Element14 launches “Design for a Cause,” its latest challenge featuring the Arduino MKR1000This story continues at Element14 launches Design for a …

Electronics

'Star Wars' Arm Improving Life for Amputees

When Junius Moore lost part of his arm in a car accident, it limited his ability to perform simple everyday tasks like eating and drinking. But now, …

Prosthetics

Cathedral's Enabling the Future program creates prosthesis for 4-year-old girl

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Summer just got a whole lot better for a four-year old girl, thanks to students at Cathedral High School.Fiona Nye is a twin, …

High School

Star Wars-Inspired Prosthetic Arm Improves Life For Amputees

<i>Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook Twitter</i><p>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A medical advancement inspired by a “Star Wars” Jedi character is improving the lives of …

Star Wars

Apple brings its coding lessons to schools for students who are blind and deaf

Apple this morning announced another expansion of Everyone Can Code, bringing its Swift coding curricula to a number of US schools focused on students who are blind and deaf. The current list includes eight schools in California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas.<p>“Apple’s mission …

Tech Trends

Drew Brees gifts new prosthesis to high school quarterback

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gifted a high school quarterback a prosthesis after his leg was removed during a freak on-field injury.<p>If …

Fantasy Football

Drew Brees gifts prosthesis to high school QB

Drew Brees is a giving man.<p>Last weekend while in San Diego, Brees would give high school signal-caller Alex Ruiz his first walking prosthetic leg. …

Drew Brees

Brees gifts new prosthesis to high school QB

Saints star Drew Brees surprises Alex Ruiz with his first walking prosthetic. The high school quarterback's right leg was amputated below the knee in …

Drew Brees

Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school QB

Drew Brees had a special encounter with a fellow No. 9 last weekend in San Diego.<p>The New Orleans Saints quarterback presented high school …

Sports

Apple making Everyone Can Code curriculum accessible to blind and deaf students

Apple has announced that its Everyone Can Code curriculum will be living up to its name, by making it accessible to blind and deaf students, as well as those with other disabilities such as issues with motor skills.<p>A Swift training program which begins in kindergarten schools, Everyone Can Code …

Tech Trends