Assistive Technology

'Electronic skin' takes wearable health monitors to the next level

A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone<p>A new, electronic skin …

Robotics

Cocoon Cam Baby Breathing Monitor

Always have an eye on your sleeping baby with the Cocoon Cam Baby Breathing Monitor. This device doesn’t attach to your baby whatsoever so it’s …

Babies

What is dyslexia and how can technology help with its symptoms?

We survey some of the ways in which assistive technology can ease the symptoms of dyslexia<p>Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which makes …

Teaching

Hearing Aid Will Stream Music And Calls From Apple Devices

The Nucleus 7 will provide wearers with higher quality calls and music streaming

Hearing Aids

Sonova plays catch up with Danish rivals on hearing-aid tech

ZURICH (Reuters) - Sonova on Thursday launched a new hearing aid microchip capable of streaming audio directly from wireless devices as the Swiss company tries to close the gap with Danish competitors that pioneered similar technology years ago.<p>Sonova, the world's biggest hearing aid maker, was …

Technology

Smart Home Device Tracks Energy Use and Saves Homeowners Money

Electric bills can be frustrating and expensive. All too often people are using more energy than they need to, which drives up bills and is bad for …

Energy

Lost and Found 2.0: GPS Tracking Devices for the Modern Man

Of the things the average man likes to lose, a few pounds and a bad hangover rank high on the list. His hair, wallet, luggage, and car rank low on …

GPS Tracking

Black Woman Struggles To Find Matching Prosthesis, Told To Pay Out Of Pocket For Customized Coloring

Born with an abnormal left shin bone, 30-year-old Rahab Wanjau underwent five painful surgeries before recently accepting a doctor's recommendation …

Diversity

Sandman Doppler Amazon Alexa Alarm Clock (video)

The Sandman Doppler Is a new next-generation Amazon Alexa enabled alarm clock which has been created by a team of developers based in Santa Clara, …

Amazon Alexa

Autonomous wheelchairs arrive at Japanese airport

Passengers with limited mobility will soon be able to navigate airports more easily thanks to Panasonic's robotic electric wheelchair. Developed as part of a wider program to make Japan's Haneda Airport more accessible to all, the wheelchair utilizes autonomous mobility technology: after users …

Panasonic

Breakthrough biosensor stimulates sweat while patient relaxes

Sweat-monitoring wearables have been a hotbed of research over the last few years. The obvious hurdle for this technology has been the reliance on …

Breakthroughs

Researchers use radio waves to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The whole thing works a bit like echolocation — radio waves are beamed off a sleeping subject and changes in the body are detected when they bounce back.<p>The research is the latest in a number of different activities the …

ALYN Hospital’s Innovation Lab To Create Cutting-Edge Devices For Special-Needs Kids

Israel’s ALYN Hospital has opened an innovation center for entrepreneurs and researchers to develop devices and technologies for children with …

Innovation

This new AI-powered system developed at Columbia University could show up in commercial hearing aids within five years.

Credit: Nima Mesgarani/Columbia EngineeringAsk anyone who uses a modern hearing aid and they'll likely tell you that the technology is just this side …

Hearing Aids

Cognitive Hearing Aid Filters Out the Noise

A newly developed cognitive hearing aid can monitor brain activity to determine who a person is listening to and amplifies that voice to assist the …

Neuroscience

This sonar band uses vibrations to help blind people navigate with ease

About two million blind people living in the UK could benefit from the product<p>Fernando Albertorio finds a sense of independence in running, and …

How this amputee model overcame bullies, rejections to live her dream

For Shaholly Ayers, who was born without a right arm, "no" is something she's used to hearing.<p>As a child, her teachers told her she wouldn't be able to participate in gym class. As a teenager, coaches told her she wouldn't make the basketball team — how could she dribble or shoot baskets without …

Prosthetics

Awair smart monitoring device helps improve indoor air quality

If it weren’t for his daughter, Ronald Ro, a San Francisco-based engineer, might still be working for Boeing or Samsung. And if it weren’t for her dad, 6-year-old Jungsuh might still be struggling with her eczema.<p>Seven years ago, Ro and his friend Kevin Cho, who has two sons with asthma, were …

Pollution

Why This Amputee Model Loves Being Photographed With Her Prosthesis

She says it took a while for casting agents to embrace how she looked.<p>The modeling industry isn’t easy for anyone to break into, but Shaholly Ayers was determined to make it. The Hawaii-based stunner, who was born without her right arm below her elbow, is now experiencing major success in her …

New York Fashion Week

The best tracking devices and smart collars for cats

Tired of losing your cat? Most cats are clever enough to find their way home, but sometimes they can stray away or become lost. A pet tracking device …

Wearable Tech

This Wristband Helps The Visually Impaired Navigate With Sonar Technology

The Sunu Band vibrates in response to nearby objects to enable people to feel their surroundings through their wrists

31: Introduction to the Child Amputee | O&P Virtual Library

<b>Chapter 31 -</b> <i>Atlas of Limb Prosthetics: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles</i><p>Introduction to the Child Amputee<p>John R. Fisk, M.D.<p>This …

Human Anatomy

Blind Wizard Brawl Card Game Up On Kickstarter

The mixing of digital and physical is growing stronger every day, in every aspect of life. Heck, when I tell people where I work, I say, “I work …

Board Games

Keep your finger on the pulse of things with this Bluetooth ring

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>In the quest for the smallest Bluetooth device possible, Origami Labs may be leading the pack.<p>The Hong Kong start-up that builds voice-enabled hardware just launched their first Kickstarter …

Gear & Gadgets

Dave Finn: Assistive Technology Helps Him Talk about His Passion for Golf

Dave Finn and his dad enjoy time together at their favorite place, the golf course.<p>Dave Finn loves golf. However, because he has a form of muscular …

Golf

Home Modifications and Assistive Technology for Disabled Military Veterans

In 2016, 1.3 million men and women served in active duty in the armed forces. Upon separation from active duty service, these men and women face the …

Disability

General Electric: There Goes the Band-Aid

On Friday, <b>General Electric</b> (GE) reported earnings--and promptly tumbled 2.9%. It wasn't that the earnings were bad--GE's adjusted earnings did beat …

General Electric

Hackaday’s Assistive Technology Challenge Begins Now

This morning marks a new challenge in the Hackaday Prize: we want to see what you can do with Assistive Technology. Twenty entries will win $1000 …

Canadian researchers develop technology for self-driving wheelchairs

A team of Canadian researchers and robotics experts say they've developed cost-effective technology that would allow power wheelchairs to drive …

Canadian News

Awair Air Quality Monitor Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Awair Air Quality Monitor?<p>Given the amount of time that we all spend at home, it’s important to keep your air fresh and clean to stay …

Pollution