• Assistive Technology

    3D Printed Wheelchairs Project Brings Assistive Tech to Developing Countries

    UNITED KINGDOM: Run by charity Motivation in partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, the project is called Motivation InnovATe. It is designed to establish the technologies, infrastructure and skills within developing countries to enable custom 3D printed wheelchairs to produced where and when they are needed. Initially starting in Kenya through local partner Bethany Kids, the project… Continue Reading »

    NGO Launches Country’s First Assistive Tech

    INDIA: Samarthanam, a 22-year-old disability-focused NGO, has launched the country’s first assistive technology accelerator. Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA) has been working relentlessly towards creating more awareness about disability. Last month, ATA caught the attention of one of the top podcasters, Neil Patel, who featured it in the Indian Startup Show, a press statement from Samarthanam… Continue Reading »

    Government of Canada Announces New Accessible Technology Program Funding Recipients

    CANADA: Canadians with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to find good jobs, contribute to their communities, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Yet many Canadians with disabilities still face barriers to full participation in the digital economy. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that 12… Continue Reading »

    India: Assistive Technology for All 2030 Conference Focuses in Infrastructure, Assistive Devices

    KARNATAKA, INDIA: Suggestions, including a university, for solutions such as assistive technologies and creating zones for the people with disabilities were made at the national conference on ‘Assistive Technology for All-2030’ which began here on Friday. At the inaugural event of a two-day conference by Mobility India to celebrate its silver jubilee, the Karnataka commissioner… Continue Reading »

    University Students Design Wheelchair Hand Warmer for Persons with Muscular Dystrophy

    MANITOBA, CANADA: Aiming to enhance patients’ lives, a team of University of Manitoba biomedical students has produced autonomous designs — including a wheelchair hand warmer for those living with muscular dystrophy (MD). The overarching goal during the University of Manitoba Biomedical Engineering Design (BMED) Team’s first year was to give students experience in design, public speaking, and device building, and to provide networking opportunities.… Continue Reading »

    Tactile Printer for Persons with Visual Impairment

    Since it is printed by foaming of a special capsule paper using a thermal printing method, it is small, quiet, and achieves a very high-quality finish compared to the conventional embossed method which makes braille by piling up from the rear side of the paper by a needle. You don’t need any special software. You… Continue Reading »

    Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

    The second M-Enabling Forum Europe will take place on September 19, 2019 parallel to REHACARE in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf. EJ Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology, are jointly organizing the international conference with accompanying exhibition.           Representatives of stakeholders, government… Continue Reading »

    New Report: How Assistive Technology Can Support and Transform the Social Care Sector

    Learning disability charity Hft has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare, a specialist in connected healthcare solutions, to release a new report on how assistive technology can support and transform the social care sector. The report looks at the untapped potential of assistive technology and how it can support disabled people, increase independence and free up carers… Continue Reading »

    Braille Books Get a Software Boost

    A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students access maps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print images and maps on common Braille… Continue Reading »