Nowadays, people with disabilities have no worries about leading a normal life because of these amazing innovations:
1. Kenguru Electric Car
Even though wheelchair users have driven cars for a long time, there’s a major disadvantage: most people need to collapse their wheelchairs and transfer themselves into the vehicle, which can be time-consuming and difficult. But with this innovation, founded by CEO Stacy Zoern who suffers from muscular atrophy herself, is an electric car in which the driver can remain in their wheelchairs. It is also considered a community car, only reaching 25 miles per hour (the legal maximum for such a car) and is meant only for nearby errands.
2. DynaVox EyeMax
This innovation is an eye-tracking technology for computing, watching television, reading books and speaking for people with limited mobility as it tracks the user’s eye movements and allows them to use the device simply by blinking or gazing. The company also offers a wide array of tools and apps for people who require help communicating.
3. LUKE Bionic Arm
This DARPA-sponsored project is for people who has received upper extremity amputations. The device basically revolutionises prosthetics and give users more control.
4. Liftware Base Stabilizer Spoon
I’m sure many of you have seen videos of this on your Facebook timeline, but if you have not seen it, this device is essentially an anti-tremor spoon that helps people with Parkinson’s disease eat on their own.
5. Dyslexie Font
Created by Dutch graphic designer named Christian Boer, this design helps people with dyslexia read more easily. Best of all? He’s letting everyone download it for free. The font makes reading easier for people with dyslexia by varying the letter shapes of similar looking letters, such as “b” and “d”, making it easier for those with any language processing disorder to distinguish all the alphabets.
This innovation with invented by a mother so she could walk with her son who has cerebral palsy. The harness is great for kids with neuromuscular disorders and limited mobility, allowing them to walk with the support of another person right behind them.
7. Be My Eyes
This non-profit has created an app that allows people with visual impairment to take live video of objects and writing they need help deciphering and sent it to volunteers who can describe the objects or read the text aloud, according to the app’s description on iTunes. The person with visual impairment can request help for anything such as reading labels to identifying objects around them, all using the camera of their smartphone.
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